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Florida International U College of Business Sees Explosive Growth in Video

Over the past few years, faculty at Florida International University's College of Business have created more than 2,500 videos, amounting to 5,000-plus hours of content, using lecture capture technology from Sonic Foundry.

Utica College Adds Online Courses from Third Party To Help Students Meet Prerequisites

Utica College has tapped a private partner in an effort to expand access for students as they complete prerequisite courses.

NSF Funds Big Data Brain Trust

This week the NSF unveiled the establishment of four regional hubs for data science innovation, each led by a team of university experts and extending out to almost 300 other organizations, including non-profits, cities and businesses.

Arizona's Sun Corridor Network Joins Internet2

The Sun Corridor Network, a research and education network founded by Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University and the University of Arizona, has joined Internet2 as a Research and Education Network member, bringing faster connectivity to Arizona educators and researchers.

Cornell Launches STEM Prep Program for Students in Middle, High School

Cornell University is launching a new program designed to prepare middle and high school students for higher ed academic careers in science, technology, engineering and math fields.

Online Research Repository Adds Finer Access Control

The newest version of Figshare from Digital Science puts an emphasis on controls for more granular management of data.

Carnegie Mellon and IBM Intro Open Platform To Help Blind Navigate

A research project at Carnegie Mellon University is helping blind people navigate with the use of an iPhone app that directs them based on information picked up from nearby sensors.

Unizin Turns Attention to Caliper Analytics Standard

Unizin, a consortium of 11 public universities developing a shared set of services that further teaching and learning in the digital ecosystem, is partnering with IMS Global Learning Consortium in an effort to drive the adoption of the Caliper Analytics standard.

Saint Xavier U Transforms Classrooms Into Learning Studios

Saint Xavier University is reimagining the classroom with "learning studios" designed for collaboration.

Cornell to Lead NSF-Funded Cloud Federation for Big Data Analysis

The National Science Foundation continues to take steps to stimulate the nation's big data infrastructure and capabilities in partnership with research universities.