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Regis College Taking Healthcare Programs Online

Regis College has gone public with the addition of online programs to its healthcare-focused academics.

Modo Labs Intros New Messaging Platform

Mobile engagement company Modo Labs has released Modo Communicate, an extension to its mobile platform that can simultaneously deliver push notifications, in-app banner messages, text messages and e-mail from a central administration system.

Fresno Pacific U, Keypath Education Partner to Launch 6 Online Programs

The university is working with Keypath Education to launch and scale online programs in business, computer science and healthcare.

SmarterMeasure Assessment Platform Adds Competency Ed Tools

SmarterServices is updating its content-agnostic assessment platform, SmarterMeasure, to include a competency-based education readiness indicator.



NYU Researchers Find Cybersecurity Risks in 3D Printing

A new report from NYU researchers found that printing orientation and insertion of fine defects could affect the outcome of 3D printed products.

Blackboard Releases "Ultra Experience"

Blackboard, which produces Blackboard Learn 9.1, has gone into "general availability" with the new "Ultra Experience." It has also announced considerable enhancements to 9.1, provided in what it is now calling the "Original Experience."

WebAssign Debuts Placement Test Tool

WebAssign has launched PlaceU, a new tool designed to help institutions place students based on their own online assessments or those of other universities, such as Purdue or Texas A&M.

Assistance, Please! Smartphone Users Prefer Help with Privacy Settings

Sorting out privacy settings for apps on a smartphone is no job for a mere mortal. A research project at Carnegie Mellon University found that most people preferred the settings offered up by an automated "personalized privacy assistant" compared to the ones they could figure out for themselves.

NYU Tandon to Host K-12 Students, Teachers for STEMNow

New York University's Tandon School of Engineering will launch its fourth annual STEMNow program this week in an effort to inspire excitement about science, technology, engineering and math among K-12 students.

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