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Digital Assessment Tool Analyzes Students' Potential to Thrive in College

Software provider vibeffect has launched vibePrimer, an online questionnaire that analyzes data in four categories — academic, social, life and family and money — to make recommendations for "ideal campus features."

Digital Signage Vendor Launches Implementation Assistance

A digital signage company is now offering educational institutions help in implementing, managing and running their digital signs.

Lehigh U Students Developing Preschool Geometry App

Students at Lehigh University are working on a mobile app designed to help preschool children understand geometry concepts.

Energy Efficiency Cost Savings Trump Environmental Concerns at Nation's Colleges

On campus cost is a bigger driver for energy efficiency than environmental concerns, according to a new study jointly commissioned by Schneider Electric and the Alliance To Save Energy.

European Predictive Analytics Platform Launches in the U.S.

InfoSystems will distribute the StREAM Student Success System, developed by the U.K.-based SolutionPath, in the United States.

Tablet Shipments Fall 7 Percent in Second Quarter of 2015 with Apple Leading the Decline

Tablet vendors shipped 44.7 million units in the second quarter of 2015, a 7 percent drop compared to the same period last year when the segment notched 48 million devices sold and a 3.9 percent decline compared to the fist quarter of this year, according to a new report from International Data Corp.

University of Toronto Deploys OpenSDS Platform

The University of Toronto has implemented an open source-driven software defined storage platform to support its server virtualization, network storage and centralized data backup systems.

Big Data Freeway to Connect Researchers along West Coast

Researchers in Pacific coast states are gaining access to a networking infrastructure that connects the science "DMZs" of multiple research institutions.

Best Practices Can Elude Colleges Wooing Adult Learners

The field of the adult learner is still fairly new, yet many colleges and universities are turning to that demographic to diversify their revenue streams. However, the most effective practices for wooing that audience into higher education aren't always the ones schools are relying on in their marketing and recruiting efforts. That was the overall finding of a detailed report by education consultancy Ruffalo Noel Levitz.

Online Advising Still a Rarity in Higher Ed

Few institutions of higher education perform academic advising online or have specially trained or equipped counselors ready to help distance learning students with their advising needs. Those are some of the findings in an extensive report from Primary Research Group, which recently published the "Survey of Best Practices in Academic Advising."