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Kentucky State U Offers Free E-Textbooks for All Students

Beginning this fall, Kentucky State University will provide all of its students with free e-textbooks for their courses in an effort to boost student success rates by providing equitable access to course materials.

Video Response App Updated with More Faculty Control

A company that flips the flipped model has updated its software. Flipgrid, created by a professor at the University of Minnesota and produced by Minneapolis-based Vidku, allows instructors to set up queries for students who respond by posting videos they've made of themselves.

UC San Diego Receives Quantum Communications Research Grant

A team of researchers led by the University of California, San Diego have won a four-year, $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop a quantum communication system for secure transmissions over fiber optic cables.

Tutor the People Debuts Tutor Marketplace

Tutor the People has launched a new web application, Tutor App, designed to connect students with tutors.



Stony Brook U Project to Extend Functions of Virtual Science Labs with Gaming Controls

Virtual labs have done a decent job of introducing students to scientific work and allowing them to simulate experiments in the absence of a physical lab. However, a faculty member at Stony Brook University said she believes virtual labs could do more, and she intends to apply gamification to find out whether its use could expand how science is practiced online.

California State U Selects Private partner to Streamline Admissions

California State University has teamed up with a private partner in an effort to streamline its admissions processes.

80 Higher Ed Institutions Participate in Virtual College Fair

CollegeWeekLive and the National Society of High School Scholars are hosting an event where students and families can live chat with admissions counselors from higher education institutions across the country.

Norfolk State Awarded $25,000 Grant to Expand Green Tech

The grant will go toward expanding an engineering program at NSU that studies the application of small instruments to enhance energy lighting, solar cells and internet speeds.

Blackboard Debuts Self Assessment Tool for CBE Programs

Blackboard has launched a new competency-based education (CBE) digital readiness tool, an online self-assessment designed to help institutions as they develop and implement CBE programs.

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