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University of Texas System to Update Learning Platform with Personalized Support, Credentialing Tools

The UT System is teaming up with Salesforce and Salesforce.org to enhance its custom learning platform, TEx, with digital tools that support students’ academic and professional pursuits.

IT Salary & Job Satisfaction Survey Closes This Week

Higher education IT professionals still have a chance to participate in Campus Technology's 2016 IT Salary and Job Satisfaction Survey. The survey, now in its second year, is open to all IT staff and leaders. Participants will have access to the results and can enter for a chance to win a $250 Amazon gift card.

Rutgers Incentivizes Open, Affordable Textbooks

Rutgers University in New Jersey has launched its Open and Affordable Textbook Project, which offers grants to faculty or department groups that switch to free, low-cost or open alternatives to traditional textbooks.

Pacific U Automates Admissions, Financial Aid and Student Accounts

Pacific University is the latest institution to roll out Softdocs’ Etrieve. The enterprise content management, e-forms and process automation platform allows the university to modernize its business operations and go paperless.



Network-Ready LED Lighting Solutions Cut Energy Costs in Half

Energy Focus, a provider of energy efficient LED lighting products, has launched two network-ready lighting solutions that boast of 50 percent energy savings.

Amazon Launches $2.5 Million AI Contest for College Students

The Alexa Prize contest from Amazon challenges college and university students to advance conversational artificial intelligence and develop chatty socialbots.

Carlow University Replaces Legacy LMS to Improve Collaboration

Carlow University in Pittsburgh is replacing its legacy learning management system with one new to the higher ed market.

Motivis Updates Competency Ed Platform

Motivis Learning is launching the second iteration of Unity, its learning relationship management system designed strictly for competency-based education, Unity 2.0.

Brown Student-Developed Module Speeds Archaeological Analysis

A team of participants at Brown University has undertaken a project to expedite archaeological laboratory research with the use of a customized digital recording system.

Modo Labs Debuts Student App Competition

Modo Labs is launching The Great Mobile Appathon, a mobile app development competition for students at select universities.

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