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PC Sales Continue To Drop Despite U.S. Growth from Apple, Lenovo

The global PC market continued to decline in the second quarter of this year, according to a recent report from International Data Corp., shipping 66.1 million units, a reduction of 11.8 percent from the same period last year.

Report: Learning Commons Feature 6.8 Group-Collaboration Rooms on Average

The average number of group-work rooms in college and university learning commons is 6.8, according to a new study.

Report: Global Device Shipments To Hit 2.5 Billion in 2015

Worldwide device sales will reach 2.5 billion units in 2015, according to Gartner, a 1.5 percent increase over 2014 totals.

Report: Online College Students Choose a Program and Institution Before Applying

The average online college student contacts only a couple of schools during their selection process, and 62 percent select their program of study before choosing an institution, according to a new survey from The Learning House and Aslanian Market Research.

Report: Skills Gap Increasing in Higher Ed-to-Business Talent Pipelines

Employers are struggling to find college graduates with the necessary skills for their jobs, according to a new report from the Human Capital Institute.



Report: Technology Purchases Driving up Back-to-School Shopping Budgets

Parents are spending more on school supplies this year, mostly for technology purchases, according to a new Consumer Pulse survey from Rubicon Project.

Study: Smartphones Detrimental to Learning for First-Time Users

First-time smartphone users in a recent Rice University and U.S. Air Force study found that the devices were actually detrimental to their ability to learn.

Purdue Faculty Help Each Other Learn Steps of Tech Transfer

To help innovators at Purdue University convert their technology ideas into commercial endeavors, the university is running a mentoring program where faculty help other faculty. Deliberate Innovation for Faculty is a team of faculty members who have already had success in moving an invention into commercialization.

Survey: MOOCs Supplement Traditional Higher Ed

A new survey of students enrolled in massive open online courses (MOOCs) suggests that the courses are supplementing traditional higher education forms and "democratizing learning."

Research: Light Could Replace Wiring for Data Transport in Computers

Stanford engineers are experimenting with the practical use of light instead of electricity to transport data within a computer, as reported in a paper recently published in Nature Photonics.