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Louisburg College Picks 'Touch-First' SIS

Louisburg College has moved to an upgraded student information system designed for mobile access.

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Report: 8 Ways to Shorten the Bridge Between Developmental Education and Graduation

The idea that a single placement test should determine a student's readiness for college courses is getting a makeover with the release of a new report from the Center for Community College Student Engagement at the University of Texas at Austin. So is the value placed on standard developmental or remedial coursework in student success.

STEM Teacher Prep Gains New Commitments

The White House goal of training or retraining 100,000 teachers in STEM subjects by 2021 is gaining momentum.

iPhone Dips as Android Extends Lead in Smart Phones

Shipments of Apple's iPhone declined for the first time in the fourth quarter of last year, according to new information released by market research firm Gartner.



Shmoop Debuts Computer Science Courses

Shmoop, a provider of test prep and online courses, has launched two new computer science courses with more on the way.

U California Irvine Launches Online Certificate Program in English Language Instruction

UC Irvine Extension will offer a certificate with the completion of an online program to help teach English to non-English speakers.

Carnegie Mellon Stanford Researchers Devise Method To Share Password Data Safely

Yahoo! Releases Password Statistics of 70 Million Users for Cybersecurity Studies.

Shindig Grant Program to Study Interactive Video Chat in Online Ed

A new grant initiative aims to document the impact of interactive video chat on student engagement in online education.

Stanford Lit Lab Trains Neural Network To Identify Suspense in Stories

A group of researchers at the Stanford Literary Lab at Stanford University have developed a virtual reader using a neural network and trained it to identify suspenseful passages in works of literature.

Montclair State U Opens New 3D Printing Lab

Montclair State University in New Jersey has formally opened its MIX Lab, where students, local businesses and high school students can use the lab's 35 networked MakerBot 3D printers to design and rapidly prototype their ideas and products.

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