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Nureva Intros Voice Amplification Mode for In-Classroom Audio Systems

Nureva recently announced that it has added a Voice Amplification Mode to two of its audio conferencing systems. The new feature for the HDL300 and Dual HDL300 systems will support both in-room amplification of the instructor’s voice as well as full-room pickup of other voices in the classroom for the sake of remote students.

VR Headsets See Significant Growth

Shipments of virtual reality headsets went up more than 50 percent in the first quarter of 2021 compared with the same period last year, according to a new report. Facebook, which owns Oculus, was one of the key driving factors.

Epson Intros 7 New Compact Laser Projectors

Epson has added seven new models to its lineup of large-venue projectors. The compact, high-light-output models offer up to 10,000 lumens and multiple optional power lenses.

2U to Acquire edX, Pledges to Continue the edX Mission

Online education company 2U has announced it will acquire edX, the online learning platform founded by Harvard and MIT, for $800 million.

New Lehigh University Building to Emphasize Experiential, Immersive Learning

Pennsylvania's Lehigh University recently broke ground on a new building for its Rauch School of Business. Designed by Voith & Mactavish Architects, LLP (VMA), the 74,000-square-foot structure is slated to open in fall 2022 and will contain 16 experiential learning spaces.

6 Problems with OER Access in Campus Bookstores

Campus bookstores have a critical role to play in open educational resource efforts, according to a recent report from the Driving OER Sustainability for Student Success Collaborative. Yet there is room for improvement in the way stores list and fulfill learning materials and make OER options available to students.

UNLV Centralizes Digital Signage, Adds Interactive Wayfinding

A multi-year digital signage rollout at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas has allowed the institution to consolidate its systems while implementing interactive wayfinding, along with traditional digital signage and meeting space solutions.

How the Pandemic Changed Higher Ed's Priorities for Online Learning

When a recent survey asked higher education leaders if the pivot to remote learning during the pandemic changed their institution's priorities, the majority of respondents (53 percent) said yes.

Lightspeed Upgrades Classroom Audio Solutions

Lightspeed has updated its entire line of audio solutions for education and rebranded it as Instructional Audio Solutions.

How Tech Is Keeping California State University's Student Success Goals in Sight

In 2015, California State University launched Graduation Initiative 2025, an ambitious plan to increase graduation rates and eliminate equity gaps in degree completion across the system’s 23 campuses. Then halfway through that work, COVID hit — and all those student supports and services had to shift online. We find out how CSU kept students on track despite the challenges of the pandemic, the technologies and infrastructure that were needed to support students remotely, and what will remain in place going forward.