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Cal Poly Launches Satellite Data Initiative

Cal Poly is working with Amazon Web Services to harness data from Low Earth Orbit satellites through the Satellite Data Solutions Initiative.

U Hawaii Mentoring Program Aims to Boost Women in STEM Fields

A modest program at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa is doing its part to boost the numbers of women who study for and enter STEM fields.

University of San Diego Partners with Thinkful for Online Tech Training

The University of San Diego Division of Professional and Continuing Education is working with online coding school Thinkful to provide job training for high-demand tech careers in the greater San Diego area.

Survey: Students Choosing Online Programs Closer to Home

In spite of the notion that students could conceivably take online courses from an institution anywhere in the world, two-thirds stick close to home — choosing a college or university within 50 miles of where they live, according to an annual survey of online students done by Wiley company Learning House.



New University of Houston Robotics Lab Provides Students with Hands-on STEM Skills

The University of Houston's Cullen College of Engineering has unveiled a new robotics laboratory designed to prepare students for real-world engineering challenges.

Upcoming Events, Webinars & Calls for Papers (Week of June 3, 2019)

Upcoming events include InfoComm 2019, STEAM Week 2019, and Learning Summit 2019.

Community College Boosts Retention with Student Pathways Redesign

A multi-year campaign to improve student success at Lorain County Community College is seeing positive results. The institution utilized Civitas Learning's student success platform and suite of application to identify common barriers to student persistence and streamline pathways to completion, increasing full-time student retention by nearly 12 percentage points.

Nonprofits Partner to Boost Interoperability and Transparency of Credentials

IMS Global Learning Consortium is partnering with Credential Engine to work on new standards for credentials and institutional data systems. The nonprofit organizations aim to improve interoperability and transparency for credentials and facilitate the exchange of information among institutions, learners and employers.

Interactive Textbook Combines Print and Multimedia at U Houston

The University of Houston College of Technology has adopted a printed textbook that includes interactive features. The college’s Digital Media program will be using Introduction to Graphic Communication, 2nd Edition, which relies on the "Clickable Paper" app from Ricoh.

360-Degree Wayfinding Kiosks Guide Students Through Library Spaces

A university library in New Zealand has added a virtual tour to help patrons find their way around the main facility, which includes some 2,000 individual and group study spaces. The University of Otago's Central Library in Dunedin now features two 55-inch screen display kiosks that allow students and others to explore the open plan building via 360-degree immersion.

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