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Study: Positive First-Year Orientation Impacts Overall Student Experience

In a recent survey of nearly 25,000 college students, those who had a positive experience with their first-year orientation for 17 percent more likely to report a positive student life experience. Conversely, students with a poor orientation experience were 71 percent more likely to report grades of C or lower.

Servers Up in Most Recent Quarter

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) continued to lead the market despite slipping in both revenue and market share.

Drone Software Workflow Simplifies Tying Site Maps to Aerial Images

A drone software company has released a new self-service workflow program to simplify facilities survey work on college campuses and within school districts.

RIT Intros edX Professional Certificate Program for Soft Skills

A new online program from Rochester Institute of Technology launching on edX will help learners hone their "soft skills" — the interpersonal, communication and social intelligence skills that help build relationships, improve productivity and foster collaboration in the workplace.



InfoComm International Changes Name

Audiovisual trade association InfoComm International has changed its name to the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association, or AVIXA.

Visible Body Debuts Augmented Reality Anatomy App for iOS

Visible Body, producer of human anatomy apps, has added augmented reality functionality to its Human Anatomy Atlas app.

EdTech Startup Awards Seek Global Innovations

A global competition is accepting applications from education technology teams that want to participate in pitching events with the hope of being named one of the "most promising" edtech startups of the year.

University of Maryland Deploys Spend Management Tools

The University of Maryland, College Park is rolling out a suite of spend management tools from cloud-based e-procurement provider ESM.

Cal State U Signs Systemwide Partnership with InsideTrack to Support Enrollment and Retention

California State University's 23 campuses now can access a range of recruitment and retention services to boost student success. The institution has partnered with InsideTrack to provide coaching, consulting, training, analytical and technological services systemwide through a three-year Master Enabling Agreement.

OpenStax Takes Open-Textbook Model International

High-quality, openly licensed textbooks from OpenStax will now be available to students in the United Kingdom, thanks to a partnership between the Rice University-based nonprofit and The Open University's UK Open Textbooks project.

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