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CampusTourVR Brings Virtual Campus Tours Directly to Prospective Students

A new virtual reality offering from Higher Ed Growth brings immersive virtual campus tours directly to prospective students who can't visit a college or university in person.

SchoolDude Launches Collaborative Tools for Facilities Management

Educational institutions looking to streamline their facilities operations can now access best practices from peer schools through two Collaborative Operations Management platforms from SchoolDude.

Report Checks out Library Trends

Research and academic libraries are moving quickly in many directions in response to expectations of patrons who are growing accustomed to the consumer technology experience and digitization of content. Among the trends that are redefining institutional libraries: a push for mobile content delivery, more focus on managing research data and rethinking the use of library spaces. These and other trends were highlighted in a new, freely available report published by the NMC, a community of experts in educational technology.

U South Alabama Gets a 21st Century Mail Service

The University of South Alabama has replaced the traditional campus post office with a new USA Mail Hub that sends students an e-mail when they have mail to pick up.

Going Back to School: Pearson's Redoubled Focus on Education

With the sale of its interests in the Financial Times and The Economist, Pearson is doubling down in its primary business: education. In this interview, North America President Don Kilburn lays out just what the company is focused on right now.

Elsevier Launches Reaxys ChemSearch Challenge

Elsevier, a provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, is now accepting registration for the Reaxys ChemSearch Challenge, "a series of online quizzes that measure how quickly chemists can find the information they need to correctly answer research questions."

Pearson Extends Knowledge Factor Partnership

Knowledge Factor has extended its partnership with Pearson to provide the software underlying the Dynamic Study Modules for the MyLab & Mastering tools.

Detroit University To Promote College Prep at Middle-School Level

Middle-school students at Sampson-Webber Leadership Academy in Detroit will receive extra help with STEAM subjects that will follow them until they’re ready to enter Lawrence Technological University as freshmen.

Penn State Researchers Receive Science Text Comprehension Grant

Researchers from Pennsylvania State University have been awarded a grant worth nearly $1 million over three years to study how students' reading levels affect their comprehension of science texts.

NASFAA Selects Winner of First Big Idea Policy Proposal Contest

The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators has selected the winner of its inaugural "Big Idea" policy proposal competition.