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Report: Alternative Credentials Still Mostly a Hit-and-Miss Process

A new report explores how colleges and universities define alternative credentials and work with their incoming students to issue credit for their prior learning.

Undergrad Research Experiences Can Deliver 'Value-Add' in STEM

A new National Academies Press book examines the successes, challenges and opportunities for undergraduate research experiences, specifically for STEM students.

Juniata College Launches Online Bookstore With Discounted Course Materials

The private liberal arts college located in central Pennsylvania has selected Akademos to be its online bookstore provider as it transitions to a hybrid bookstore model.

University at Buffalo Upgrades to Gigabit WiFi

A new gigabit wireless network is delivering high-speed WiFi to students, faculty and administrators at the University at Buffalo, the largest institution in the State University of New York system.



UC Berkeley, Immerex to Open Lab for Ongoing VR, AR Research

The University of California, Berkeley has received a corporate gift from a nearby virtual reality company to open a new collaboration space dedicated to research in augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR), as well as support faculty and students through making scholarships available.

Interactive Tool Examines Lawmaker Student Debt Stance

At the same time a bipartisan group of lawmakers is promoting a tax incentive for employers who help students pay down their student loan debt, a new interactive tool lets users examine just how much their senators and congressmen care about their own state's or district's level of student debt.

Oculus Intros Facebook Livestreaming to Samsung Gear VR, Adds 360-Degree Videos to Rooms

Oculus last week released some updates to its mobile virtual reality (VR) platform, including more ways to virtually connect with friends on Facebook, as well as few functionality and features for the Samsung Gear VR headset.

Federal Online Tool to Help Financial Aid Applicants Shuts Down

The IRS and the Department of Education (ED) confirmed late Thursday that the federal government intentionally shut off an online tool used by millions of students each year to apply for federal student aid.

3 Ideas for Closing the Tech Skills Gap

A recent session at SXSWedu in Austin brought together an employer, an educator and a tech entrepreneur to explore their perspectives on the growing technology skills gap.

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