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Survey: Most Students Prefer New SAT Format

This Saturday students had a chance to take the new SAT exam, and a post-test survey revealed that most students preferred the new format, found the reading test easier than they expected and considered the test items reflective of what they were learning in school.

MIT and Cambridge Co-Host Cybersecurity Hackathon

A cybersecurity challenge pitted students from two universities, one in the United States and the other in the United Kingdom, against cyber criminals in a hackathon.

St. Petersburg College Teams with private Partner To Launch Free Learning Design Kit

St. Petersburg College and Smart Sparrow have partnered to launch the Learning Design Starter Kit, a free tool designed to help faculty create their own digital learning resources.

Ricoh Unveils Printers for Education

Ricoh has launched the Multifunction Printer for Education Series, a collection of printers designed to better integrate into classrooms and other educational settings by interfacing with learning management systems, cloud storage and print management software.



U Michigan Expands to edX with 4 Courses

The University of Michigan, a founding partner of MOOC company Coursera, has followed through on a fall 2015 commitment to deliver massive open, online courses on edX as well.

Wearables See Triple-Digit Growth

Wearables are not just for gadget enthusiasts and early adopters anymore. They've gone mass-market. More than 71 million wearables were shipped in the last year, according to a new report.

Direct Deposit Breach Strikes Illinois State

A central Illinois newspaper has reported a breach within Illinois State University in which direct deposit payroll payments for 13 school employees were diverted to a different bank account.

Yale Center for Customer Insights Adopts Experiential Learning Platform

Yale School of Management's Center for Customer Insights has implemented an experiential learning platform a part of the school's Discovery Projects initiative.

Education, Gaming Drive Virtual Reality Gear

Virtual reality devices will grow by nearly 85 percent for the next five years, driven in large part by gaming and educational applications, according to a new report from ABI Research.

Salesforce.org Launches Higher Ed Data Architecture

Salesforce.org, the philanthropic arm of Salesforce, has introduced its Higher Education Data Architecture, an open-source data architecture designed to help higher education institutions rapidly deploy Salesforce's constituent relationship management platform.

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