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U Michigan Mixes Physics Modeling with Big Data

The University of Michigan will be mixing supercomputer simulations with big data.

Learning Objects Acquired by Cengage

Cengage Learning has bought out ed tech company Learning Objects, which provides a learning platform and instructional design services for colleges and education.

Florida Atlantic U Adopts IoT Research Platform

The Institute for Sensing and Embedded Network Systems Engineering at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, FL has adopted an Internet of Things platform with the goal of accelerating its IoT research and development projects.

Chalk & Wire Pledges Continued E-Portfolio Access

Chalk & Wire today introduced a Career Access pledge, providing students who have used the current version of the company's e-portfolio authoring tool with access to their e-portfolios post-graduation at no cost.

ED Names First OER Advisor

The United States Department of Education has hired its first "open education" advisor.

New Safety App Pinpoints Floor and Room Number in Emergency Calls

Sacred Heart University in Connecticut hopes to reduce emergency response time. It has tested out a feature on a university safety app that during an emergency can pinpoint where inside a building a person is located.

Colorado State Adds Milestone Recognition on Route to Degree

Colorado State University is adding awards of completion to its academic programs to keep people motivated as they work towards undergraduate and master's degrees.

Oxford Consolidates IT Support Operations With Cloud-Based Service Desk

England's University of Oxford now has a single cloud-based service desk supporting 30,000 users, 100 departments and 38 colleges.

Carnegie Partners With XanEdu to Deliver Developmental Math Courses

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching will use the cloud-based platform to allow more teachers to customize content and to distribute it to more students.

Pearson Launches Third Annual Student Coding Contest

Pearson is holding its third annual student coding contest, which challenges college students to develop new learning applications that integrate with Pearson products.