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OOHLALA App Adds Smart Calendar

Mobile student assistant app OOHLALA today introduced a smart calendar feature designed to help users track their activities on and off campus.

Computing Devices to Remain Stagnant as Traditional PCs Slide Ever Downward

Worldwide, enthusiasm for new computing devices seems to be tapering off. According to a new repor, overall device shipments will remain flat in 2017, even as traditional PCs (including laptops) go into a decline that's forecast to last at least through 2019.

Deadline Extended: 2017 Campus Technology Impact Awards

The deadline for the 2017 CT Impact Awards has been extended to April 21.

MIT Brings Free Science and Math Video Lessons to Charter High Schoolers

The agreement with Atlantis Charter School is the first of its kind for the "Blended Learning Open Source Science or Math Studies" or BLOSSOMS program. While other schools have used BLOSSOMS on an ad hoc basis, the latest arrangement will include professional development starting this month for teachers to help them improve their STEM instructional practices.



Indiana U Students Save $3.5 Million Through Digital Textbook Program

Indiana University is out with a numbers update for its eText initiative that delivers digital course materials to students: eText has grown 56 percent over the previous academic year and saved students $3.5 million to date.

McGraw-Hill Connect Gets D2L Brightspace Integration

D2L's Brightspace LMS now has direct integration with McGraw-Hill's homework management and e-learning tool, Connect.

Parents Told to Step Back During College Admissions

Three-quarters of admissions officers advise families to step back when it comes to the process of a young person applying to college.

Podcast Series Explores Impact of OER

A new podcast series examines all things open educational resources (OER) — from the changing role of content in the classroom to how OER is being used in courses and its impact on students.

Texas A&M Launches VR Tour for Visitors

Texas A&M University has launched a virtual reality (VR) experience that offers users another way to visit the public university. The VR tour debuted at SXSWedu last month.

$10K Challenge Seeks CTE Skills-Gap Solutions

A company with a cloud-based application that connects students to prospective employers is sponsoring a challenge to generate new ideas for better connecting school outcomes to work. The top winner will be able to claim a prize of at least $5,000 and possibly more.

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