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Kansas State U Working on Centralized Video Repository

An effort at Kansas State University seeks to preserve thousands of hours of video content amassed over the last three-plus decades. The legacy content, including historical footage, guest lectures and more, is being imported to Sonic Foundry's Mediasite video content management platform, which will serve as a central repository for all academic video files on campus.

JoomlaLMS 2.1.0 Twice as Fast, Offers Enhanced Reporting

JoomlaLMS has released an update to its learning management system. JoomlaLMS 2.1.0 is compatible with PHP7, is twice as fast as its previous version and features improved performance and reporting.

edX Retiring Original MIT Circuits and Electronics Course

Starting this week the original course that thrust MIT into the annals of MOOC history will exist no longer — although an updated version will continue being available.

D2L Intros Brightspace Spring17

D2L is rolling out a number of enhancements to its flagship learning management system.



Report: Alternative Credentials Still Mostly a Hit-and-Miss Process

A new report explores how colleges and universities define alternative credentials and work with their incoming students to issue credit for their prior learning.

Undergrad Research Experiences Can Deliver 'Value-Add' in STEM

A new National Academies Press book examines the successes, challenges and opportunities for undergraduate research experiences, specifically for STEM students.

Juniata College Launches Online Bookstore With Discounted Course Materials

The private liberal arts college located in central Pennsylvania has selected Akademos to be its online bookstore provider as it transitions to a hybrid bookstore model.

University at Buffalo Upgrades to Gigabit WiFi

A new gigabit wireless network is delivering high-speed WiFi to students, faculty and administrators at the University at Buffalo, the largest institution in the State University of New York system.

UC Berkeley, Immerex to Open Lab for Ongoing VR, AR Research

The University of California, Berkeley has received a corporate gift from a nearby virtual reality company to open a new collaboration space dedicated to research in augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR), as well as support faculty and students through making scholarships available.

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