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UC San Francisco Outsourcing IT Ops to India

The University of California San Francisco intends to outsource many of its technology functions to an India-based service provider, resulting in layoffs for some 17 percent of the institution's 565-employee IT staff.

Massive LED Wall Scores Big among Auburn U Fans

Auburn University upgraded Jordan-Hare Stadium with a $13.9 million LED video display that runs 197 feet wide by 57 feet high and uses 8.7 million LEDs, alongside a new state-of-the-art sound system.

Michigan State U to Develop ‘Smart’ Counseling Tech

The National Science foundation awarded Michigan State University a $1 million grant to develop iSee, mobile technology that measures human behavior.

Penn State Students Attend Class via Robot

A pilot program from Pennsylvania State University’s Teaching and Learning With Technology office explores the value of “smart presence” technologies in education.

Rutgers U, Volute Partner on Personalized Learning Marketplace

The Center for Online and Hybrid Learning and Instructional Technologies (COHLIT) at Rutgers University in New Jersey has partnered with Volute to launch the Volute Marketplace, where universities can bundle and share personalized education solutions.

Blackboard, Authentica Team up on Data Integration

Blackboard and Authentica Solutions, a company that provides tools for data authentication and management, have extended a partnership that aims to improve the bi-directional flow of data between Blackboard's learning management systems and other education applications.

Audio Recording Program Boosted for Lecture Room Use

A company that develops recording software has introduced a new version of its flagship program optimized for students to use in lecture halls.

Laws Prohibit or Restrict Municipal Broadband Networks in 20-Plus States

Laws in more than 20 states restrict or prohibit local governments from building their own broadband networks, according to a report released today by the Education Commission of the States.

Connection Merges GovConnection, PC Connection, MoreDirect, Softmart into Single Brand

One of the major IT solution providers in the education space is renaming itself. Connection, formerly known as PC Connection, is moving all of its subsidiaries, including GovConnection, into the new brand.

3D4Medical Launches Lecture Builder

3D4Medical has released Lecture Builder, an interactive software application designed to help medical school professors create custom anatomy lectures and content for students.

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