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Assistive Listening System for Lecture Halls Taps Smartphone Usage

The product works over existing wireless infrastructure and allows the user a choice of smart device and headphones to listen to audio via a free app.

Ellucian Drops Support for Competency-Based Education Platform

Citing insufficient market demand for full competency-based education solutions, Ellucian has decided to stop supporting the Brainstorm CBE platform.

Casio Releases New Projectors

Casio America, Inc. is releasing three new projectors: the new 4K, ultra HD, 5,000-lumen, lamp-free XJ-L8300HN, due in June, and the XJ-UT351W and the XJ-UT351WN ultra-short-throw projectors, available this month.

Report: Students Accepted to College Still Unprepared for Higher Ed

The study examined 2014-2015 data from 911 schools in total, almost all of which accepted students who then required extra help before they were ready to tackle a "full load of college-level, credit-bearing courses."



Top Hat Secures $22.5 Million to Challenge College Textbook Industry

The Canadian education technology startup is looking to go head-to-head with Pearson, McGraw-Hill and other American textbook publishers with its own cloud-based platform.

Report: Reforming STEM Ed at Research Universities

As the research on how people learn evolves, so should instructional methods for STEM undergraduate programs within colleges and universities. That's the premise of a set of case studies published by the Association of American Universities and the Research Corporation for Science Advancement.

The 6 Major Barriers to Technology Adoption in Higher Ed

Even as technology proliferates in education at unprecedented rates, new hurdles — including limitations of the human mind to keep up with technological advances — are throwing themselves in the way of effective implementation.

2U Issues Research Grants; Builds Online Degree Programs for Vanderbilt, Pepperdine, Dayton

2U said the one-year awards, totaling almost $200,000, are meant to support the work of full-time faculty members and other academic leaders at the firm's partner universities.

Autopsy for the Failure That Was inBloom

In the wake of inBloom, 400 pieces of state-level legislation around student data privacy have been introduced, and many have been adopted. More tellingly, the trend in data-fueled ed tech has since been toward piecemeal adoption of closed, proprietary systems instead of a multi-state, open source platform.

Ivy League Students Give Advice to High School Kids on YouTube Channel

A new video series features Ivy League students talking to America’s best and brightest high school students to give them a realistic idea of what lies ahead. The interviews can be found on the National Leadership Academies’ YouTube channel.

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