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Rural Areas Get Federal Financial Lift for Distance Learning

A United States Department of Agriculture grant program will fund 45 projects intended to connect rural communities in 32 states with educational experts via videoconferencing.

3D Content Education Company Teams with VR Headset Maker

A company that sells an app allowing students to explore biological creatures, botanical compositions, machinery, environments and other entities has signed on with a virtual reality company to make those same interactive models available to its users.

Northern Arizona U Deploys Software-Defined Storage for Research Data

Northern Arizona University has implemented a software-defined storage appliance to support large research data sets, such as genome maps, Landsat images and complex chemistry data sets.



MIT Hosts Engineering Workshop for High School Girls

On Saturday, June 4, the MIT Lincoln Laboratory held a one-day, hands-on workshop for 40 high school girls to teach them introductory camera physics and technology.

Wayne State U Deploys Analytics with SAS and Hadoop

Wayne State University in Michigan has implemented a big data analytics system to improve its reporting system for student data and finances.

Ed Map, RedShelf Team up on Learning Resources

RedShelf and Ed Map have partnered in a move that will make the former's e-reader and more than 380,000 titles available to Ed Map clients.

7 Universities Receive Grants to Implement Adaptive Learning at Scale

Seven public research universities are embarking on a three-year project focused on improving undergraduate education through personalized learning and adaptive courseware.

Washington Colleges Receive Guided Pathways Grants

College Spark Washington, an organization that funds programs to help low-income students prepare for college and earn degrees, and the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges have selected five colleges to receive Guided Pathways implementation grants.

Canvas Integrates McGraw-Hill Connect

Instructure and McGraw-Hill have partnered to integrate the McGraw-Hill Connect learning platform with the Canvas learning management system.

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