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Interfolio Acquires DATA180 to Improve Faculty Activity Reporting

Interfolio’s faculty-focused workflow platform will soon feature more comprehensive, user-friendly tools for faculty activity reporting, thanks to the recent acquisition.

Canvas-Portfolium Partnership Links Coursework to Job Skills

Students using Instructure's Canvas learning management system will now be able to connect their learning with career opportunities via the Portfolium e-portfolio platform.

XYZprinting Intros $230 3D Printer

XYZprinting announced multiple 3D printer models, including one that sells for under $230, along with two new precision 3D printers and a commercial-grade prototyping printer.

ALA, Google to Train Future Librarians to Code

The American Library Association (ALA), the largest association of libraries in the world, and Google K–12 Education Outreach have launched the next phase of a program that trains university faculty members to teach future librarians on how to implement high-quality CS programs at public and school libraries.



Gale Releases Digital Archive from ACLU

The content in the archive covers the years between 1912 and 1990, with a focus on civil rights, race, children and women's rights, freedom of speech and due process.

Study: Instructor Quality 'Clearly' an Important Factor in Student Success

The study analyzed information on 2,343 instructors who had taught 34,725 sections of MTH/208, covering a total of 396,038 student observations, between July 2000 and July 2014. Student performance on the final exam (or some variation) was used as the outcome measure.

Indiana University Flips on 100G Transatlantic Link

International Networks at Indiana University and its partners have activated a new transatlantic subsea cable that provides 100 gigabits per second (Gbps) of network connectivity to support the flow of research data between the United States, Europe and Africa.

New Switches Fit Challenging Wireless Device Locations

Network device maker NetGear has introduced two switches intended to help administrators support power over Ethernet (PoE+) devices in challenging locations.

Hawaii Offers College-Caliber Courses for Future Engineers

A program in Hawaii to help students get a head start on their college studies and career aspirations has sparked a partnership between the state's Department of Education and its university system.

Per-Credit Expenditures for Undergraduate Courses Declines 16% Over 15 Years

The largest drops occurred in engineering and health, where per-credit spending fell by more than 40 percent. A report of the results was issued by the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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