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Barracuda and Aerohive Beef up Wireless Security Product Ties

Two networking companies have teamed up to improve wireless security coverage for their respective customers.

Bryant U Breaks Ground on New Academic Innovation Center

Rhode Island's Bryant University has broken ground on a new 50,000-square foot "academic innovation center" that will feature a large circular space in the center of the building with modular furniture, sliding whiteboards and places to post things.

UNESCO Report Proposes International Measures for Monitoring Ed Progress

UNESCO, the United Nations organization focused on education, science and culture, has released a proposed set of indicators to monitor education progress globally.

Jive, iTalent Partner on Higher Ed distance Learning Initiative

Communication and collaboration tool provider Jive Software has partnered with iTalent, a provider of IT consulting services, in an effort to make online learning more consistent with traditional classrooms for teachers and students.



Right-Fitting Students with Majors Increases Chances of College Success

A study from testing organization ACT asked students about their planned majors when they register for and take the ACT college admissions test.

New Lightweight VR Glasses Offer 120 Hz Refresh, 110-degree FoV

A Chinese company will begin shipping virtual reality glasses this week that weigh 4 ounces, considerably lighter than other VR offerings.

Researchers Receive Grant for Study of Virtual Schools

Researchers from University of Michigan, Stanford and University of California, Davis have received a $1.6 million grant to conduct a three-year study of virtual schooling.

UC Berkeley Develops 'Deep Learning' for Robot

The same sophisticated approach to pattern matching that Siri and Cortana use to respond to questions more accurately is now helping a robot at the University of California Berkeley learn how to screw caps on bottles and rack up a hanger with an ever-growing repertoire of dexterity.

Kramer Intros Cloud-Based AV Control Via Any Device

Pro AV vendor Kramer has launched K-Touch 3.0, a cloud-based platform for room control and automation via any Android or iOS device.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Unveils New Developer Portal

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has launched the HMH Developer Portal, a new online interface where developers, designers and educators can access the company's newly exposed application programming interfaces (APIs) to create new learning applications and integrate them with HMH applications.