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Rochester Hosts Ethical Hacking Contest

College teams will face off in the second annual Collegiate Penetration Testing Competition, taking place this week at Rochester Institute of Technology in New York.

Feds Arrest Suspected E-Mail Hacker

An Arizona man has been charged with computer fraud in connection with hacking approximately 2,000 e-mails at more than 75 universities in the United States.

Indiana Wesleyan University Taps Private Partner to Provide Online Courses

Indiana Wesleyan University has tapped a private partner to provide online courses in an effort to ease degree attainment for students.

Report: How Instructors Use the LMS Influences Student Interaction in Class

A recent study by Blackboard examined how learning management system (LMS) use in courses influences student activity in the LMS as a kind of proxy for overall course design.



Report: Parents Concerned About Academic Stress

The majority of parents think academic expectations are putting too much pressure on their children, and a significant number of kids are experiencing mental health problems as a result.

U Texas at Austin Taps Partner to Provide Online Training for Secondary Counselors

The University of Texas at Austin has selected a private partner to design and deliver a competency-based online training course for secondary school counselors and advisors.

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University Videos on YouTube Get Custom Search

A "boutique" search company has developed a free online resource that lets users search for university and college videos that have been posted to YouTube and then clip and share segments of those videos with students and colleagues.

Report: Video Captions Benefit Virtually All Students

Report: Video Captions Benefit Virtually All Students

The majority of students use video captions and video transcripts to help themselves improve focus, retain information, engage with material and improve comprehension, according to a new study from Oregon State University. However, many institutions do not offer captions or video transcripts despite a legal obligation to do so.

Morgan State Deploys Next-Generation Network to Prepare IoT

The university has entered a 10-year contract, announced at the 2016 Educause conference, with Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise to deploy a university-wide data and voice network.

Ed Dept. Launches $680,000 Augmented and Virtual Reality Challenge

Ed Dept. Launches $680,000 Augmented and Virtual Reality Challenge

The United States Department of Education (ED) has formally kicked off a new competition designed to encourage the development of virtual and augmented reality concepts for education.

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