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California CCs Expand Virtual Labs for IT Courses

The California Community Colleges system has gone public with its use of an IT virtualized lab.

EBSCO Debuts Content Management System for Libraries

EBSCO Information Services has launched Stacks, a hosted content management system for libraries, and Stacks Mobile, a native app for iOS and Android devices.

Digital Textbook Codes As Costly As Traditional Course Materials

Digital textbooks may be seen as a cost-friendly alternative to traditional course materials, but the fees for access codes can be just as pricey and can take away consumer autonomy from students, according to a new report from Student Public Interest Research Groups.

Cornell U Lands $23 Million for Science and Technology Center

Cornell University received $23 million from the National Science Foundation to build a center on campus that will investigate principles of beam accelerators, which will have applications to other scientific fields like biology, chemistry and physics.

Bay Area Research Universities Partner on Chan Zuckerberg Biohub

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and pediatrician Priscilla Chan have enlisted help from UCSF, UCB and Stanford to build a $600 million biomedical science research center in San Francisco. The facility will use $3 billion over the next decade to cure diseases.

Photomath App Update Solves Handwritten Math Problems

Photomath, a free app for iOS and Android devices, enables students to take photos of their handwritten math equations and receive step-by-step instructions for solving the problem.

NEC Debuts LED Displays Designed for Long-Distance Viewing

NEC Display Solutions of America has launched a new line of direct-view LED displays designed to be easily viewed from long distances, making them suitable for outdoor signage on building exteriors and indoors in large auditoriums or lecture halls.

Civitas Learning Offers New Insights into Student Success

Civitas Learning has upgraded its Illume predictive analytics product with new capabilities designed to help institutions improve student outcomes.

Gates Foundation Pushes More Data Tracking in Higher Ed, Linking Outcomes to Funding

Gates Foundation Pushes More Data Tracking in Higher Ed, Linking Outcomes to Funding

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is once again calling for change in higher education. Among other things, the politically influential Gates Foundation is now pushing for reforms that are reminiscent in some ways of the K-12 reforms the organization has forwarded in recent years, including all-encompassing tracking of student outcome data and connecting such data to institutional funding.

Turnitin Releases New iPad App

Turnitin, the writing feedback and plagiarism checking service, has released a new iPad app. Feedback Studio for iPad gives students full access through a mobile device to Turnitin’s Feedback Studio program.

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