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U Georgia Nears $2 million Mark in OER Savings

The University of Georgia estimated that it has saved students $2 million through the adoption of open educational resources since 2013.

Colorado State U Launches Online Teacher Licensure in Math, Science

Colorado State University-Global Campus will launch new online teacher licensure programs in science and math this spring.

New Collaboration System Gives Multiple Students Access to Shared Display

The Nureva Span system lets students create content on their devices and then move it to a larger digital display board.

Study: Millennials Spend More Than 3 Hours a Day on Mobile Phones

The average U.S. millennial (aged 16-30) with Internet access spends 3.1 hours a day on a mobile phone — totaling 21.7 hours a week or 1,128 hours (47 days) a year, according to a new study from global research consultancy TNS.

Partnership of CollegeNET, Switchboard Aims To Strengthen Alumni Engagement

The partnership between the technology provider and online engagement platform will help the former’s customer institutions create stronger ties with their alumni.

Cengage, Cyber Science 3D Partner On Science Resources

Cyber Science 3D and Cengage Learning will join forces to produce educational science products for K-12 and higher ed schools and libraries.

University of Warsaw Selects New HPC Cluster

The Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computational Modelling at the University of Warsaw in Poland has selected a high-performance computing cluster for its new data center facility.

Teacher Prep Gets $34.7 Million in Gates Funding

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has committed grants of $34.7 million over three years to help set up five teacher preparation transformation centers around the country that will bring together people from universities, teacher-preparation providers and K-12 school systems to share data, knowledge and best practices.

MIT, Northeastern U Receive NASA Robots for Mars Mission Research

NASA has awarded prototypes of its R5 humanoid robot to researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, MA, and Northeastern University in Boston, MA, for advanced research and development work.

WebAssign Adds 7 New Math Texts

WebAssign, a provider of online instructional tools, has released seven new mathematics titles to the library of textbooks it supports.