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Florida International U Launching Immersive Studio

A Florida university will be launching an immersive lab for its students, to help them learn how to work with augmented and virtual reality. Florida International University's College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts will open the new Immersive Studios for Altered Reality at its Biscayne Bay campus, in time for the fall semester.

Development at SOCCCD: The Student Design Team Meets SmartSchedule

What can your students do to help improve the campus systems they rely on? At South Orange County Community College District, a student team is credited with the popularity and good fit of that institution's home-grown "SmartSchedule" program. Here, CT gets a brief history of SOCCCD's Student Design Team and its impact on the effectiveness of the software.

4 Essentials for Learning Space Redesign

There's a lot more to creating active learning spaces than bringing in new furniture and moving seats around. Here's how four universities have analyzed their classroom needs, tested new ideas, redesigned spaces and assessed the results.

SAS Debuts New Education Offerings

Software analytics provider SAS is making a major investment in education through the launch of four new offerings that it says will enhance the learning experience.

Wiley to Acquire Knewton Assets

John Wiley & Sons today announced it will purchase the assets of adaptive learning company Knewton.

Arizona State Adopts AI-Powered Calculus Learning Platform

Arizona State University is expanding its use of an online calculus application with built-in artificial intelligence. Currently, two courses — Calculus for Business and Calculus for Engineering — are using Gradarius from Castle Point Learning Systems, which personalizes the learning based on topics already understood and those still to be learned.

New CC Search Offers One-Stop Access to 300 Million Images

A new CC Search front end debuts this week. Developed by Creative Commons and a community of volunteer developers, the tool allows users to find and use some 300 million images from openly licensed and public domain works.

Cengage and McGraw-Hill Announce Merger

Learning content companies Cengage and McGraw-Hill are joining forces in a merger focused on providing more access to high-quality, affordable course materials and platforms.

Western Governors Addresses College Readiness Gap with New Academy

Today, Western Governors University is launching a new competency-based series of courses through an independent entity. According to the institution, the courses to be offered through WGU Academy, as it's called, are intended for students who need a little extra help before they're ready for college.

NJ College Signs on for Unlimited Curriculum Service

Beginning this fall, Union County College students will have access to digital textbooks and other online course materials on the first day of class through an agreement the New Jersey college has signed with Cengage.

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