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Traditional Computers Inch (Barely) Upward in 1st Quarter

While IDC acknowledged that a sub-percentage point increase in traditional PC shipments "was arguably flat," the IT market research firm said it was still noteworthy for being the first sign of expansion for PC sales in five years.

Speak to Go Allows Voice to Direct VR Experiences

A new web program by Google allows users to explore the world in virtual reality (VR) by just speaking the name of a place. Speak to Go is activated by a user’s voice.

University of California Delays UCPath Launch, Triples Cost

The University of California system’s timeline to upgrade its payroll and personnel system was extended again and the project is now expected to cost more than three times the original budget.

Research: Community College Pays Off

Earning a two-year degree pays off. Specifically, completing an associate degree yields an average of $4,640 to $7,160 more per year than entering college and not completing a program.



Global Initiative to Open 50 Virtual and Augmented Reality Labs

VR First, a global initiative to democratize virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR) hardware and software for academic institutions, is planning to open 50 of its VR/AR labs at colleges and universities by the end of this year, in an effort to meet future workforce demands.

Follett to Integrate Lumen Learning OER Courseware

A new partnership between Follett and Lumen Learning will make Lumen's open educational resources available through Follett's IncludED program and Follett Discover infrastructure.

Education Department Database Publishes Accreditation Warnings

The United States Department of Education last week published a database of accreditation reporting statuses — a move that means more transparency for higher education.

Penn State and Educause Debut Mentoring Program for Instructional Designers

A new professional development program from Penn State University and Educause is pairing up instructional designers for mentoring and collaboration.

CSU East Bay Taps AI for Intelligent Tutoring and Assessments

California State University East Bay is harnessing the power of AI to offer online students a new learning and assessment experience.

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