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California CCs to Move to Cloud-Based Library Management Platform

Almost every institution in the California Community Colleges system will be adopting the same cloud-based, systemwide library services platform. The goal is to connect every student to the "most useful, high quality resources" through a uniform application. The platform is expected to replace the various library systems currently in use by participating community colleges in the state and is built on two products produced by ExLibris, which specializes in content applications for higher education.

BenQ Releases 4K Flat Panels and Laser Projectors for Education

Audio-visual company BenQ has added a new line of ultra-high-definition displays and projectors suitable for education environments.

Upcoming Events, Webinars & Calls for Papers (Week of Feb. 4, 2019)

Upcoming events include E-Learning 2019, T.D.W.I. Las Vegas Conference, and Educause Learning Institute Annual Meeting 2019.

Dell Intros 75-Inch Interactive Touch Monitor

The monitor supports 20-point multi-touch, to allow multiple people to interact with the screen at the same time. Similar to Microsoft's Surface Hub, content on the display can be manipulated with fingers or palms.



Partnership Creates Jobs for University of Utah Students

University of Utah students are gaining real-world job experience and earning wages and tuition benefits through a new program that pairs financial services company Discover with national nonprofit Education at Work.

NSF Funds Indiana U Jetstream Cloud Through 2020

Indiana University's Research Technologies center has received $1.3 million from the National Science Foundation to fund operations for the Jetstream research computing cloud through 2020.

Google Arts & Culture Taps Stratasys Tech to Create 3D Printed Artifacts

Google Arts & Culture, a Google project making high-resolution images of museum collections available to the public in an online repository, is now using 3D printing to bring historical artifacts and monuments to life for its Open Heritage Project.

Florida School Tests AI as Virtual Tutor for Online Course

Florida International University is testing out the use of a virtual learning assistant pegged as "artificial intelligence tutoring" in an online program. The university has begun a pilot with Cognii, an education technology company that uses natural language processing to interact with the student as he or she learns a particular topic, gets assessed on comprehension and receives coaching to master the concepts.

New Digital Course Helps First-Gen Students Keep Positive Mindset

A publishing company that creates digital learning experiences has introduced a new course to help students navigate through difficult obstacles on their path to graduation. Perceivant launched reMIND, which is designed to improve the success of first-generation, low-income college students but is applicable to all undergraduates.

Government Shutdown Puts Pressure on University Research

The month-long shutdown of critical federal government agencies puts university research work at risk, causing delays and the loss of critical funding.

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