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Big Data Freeway to Connect Researchers along West Coast

Researchers in Pacific coast states are gaining access to a networking infrastructure that connects the science "DMZs" of multiple research institutions.

Best Practices Can Elude Colleges Wooing Adult Learners

The field of the adult learner is still fairly new, yet many colleges and universities are turning to that demographic to diversify their revenue streams. However, the most effective practices for wooing that audience into higher education aren't always the ones schools are relying on in their marketing and recruiting efforts. That was the overall finding of a detailed report by education consultancy Ruffalo Noel Levitz.

Online Advising Still a Rarity in Higher Ed

Few institutions of higher education perform academic advising online or have specially trained or equipped counselors ready to help distance learning students with their advising needs. Those are some of the findings in an extensive report from Primary Research Group, which recently published the "Survey of Best Practices in Academic Advising."

NEC Display Introduces 2 New Projectors for Education

Two new additions to NEC Display’s portfolio of projectors offer the ability to easily connect with smartphones and tablets.

FutureLearn MOOC Platform Adds 5 New Universities

FutureLearn has attracted five new institutions to join its MOOC platform with massive, open, online courses.

UK University Staff Seeks Security with Tokenless 2-Factor Authentication

A UK-based university has gone public with its use of a "tokenless" two-factor authentication system among devices used by all staff members to strengthen security for users accessing network resources remotely.

Maryville U Student iPad Program Boots Up Professional Development

A 5,000-student St. Louis university is ramping up a new tablet program.

Hofstra To Offer Graduate Online Degrees in Health Law

Two new master's degree programs at Hofstra University Law School are intended to meet the need for more information about health law and policy.

VideoBlocks Launches Digital Media Action Grant Program

VideoBlocks will award two $10,000 grants as part of its new Digital Media Action Grant program, designed to fund research into how digital content can help students build 21st century skills.

First Open Textbook Conference Scheduled in Minneapolis

The Open Textbook Network will hold a first Summer Institute at the University of Minnesota to encourage faculty to use open textbooks in their courses.