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University Pours $7.7 Million into Immersive Gaming Research

A New Zealand university is committing $4.5 million alongside $3.2 million in government funding to research immersive gaming. The University of Canterbury in Christchurch is using the money to assemble an international team of academic experts for its new Applied Immersive Gaming Initiative.

McGraw-Hill Teams with Startup to Develop AR Learning Tools

McGraw-Hill has announced a collaboration with ed tech startup Alchemie to develop augmented reality and three-dimensional learning tools for chemistry courses.

Project to Develop Standards for Moving Courses to VR

A Michigan university has awarded a "merit" grant to an instructor working to develop standards and best practices for moving courses to virtual reality.

New Tech Tests Usability of Virtual Apps

A researcher in Germany has developed technology for automatically detecting the usability and user-friendliness of virtual environments.



New Matrox Remote Recorder Integrated with Panopto

Matrox has begun showing off a new recorder that it co-developed with Panopto. The Matrox Maevex 6020 Remote Recorder is a dedicated recorder specifically designed to work with the video management system from Panopto for live streaming and recording.

New Virginia Tech Campus to Boost CS Grads

Virginia Tech has begun opening up about its plans for a new "Innovation Campus," which it first announced last November. In fall 2020, the institution expects to open the campus in Alexandria, less than a mile from the area's planned Amazon headquarters, with a decade-long goal of eventually graduating 750 master's degree recipients, along with "hundreds" of doctoral students and post-doctoral fellows each year.

Survey: Most Students Work on a PC in College but Prefer Macs in the Workplace

A majority of students prefer Apple's Mac and view organizations that offer Mac computers as more modern and desirable places to work. That's the primary finding in a survey sponsored by Jamf, which produces software specifically for managing Apple devices.

Upcoming Events, Webinars & Calls for Papers (Week of May 27, 2019)

Upcoming events include the W.C.E.T. Summit, InfoComm 2019 and STEAM Week 2019.

Worldwide IT Spending Ticks Up

Global spending on IT is expected to increase 1.1 percent this year compared to 2018, reaching a total of $3.79 trillion, according to a recent forecast from research firm Gartner.

Survey: Competency-Based Model Excels for Nontraditionals

For the last five years, Gallup has surveyed a national sampling of 75,000 college graduates to understand their post-college "well-being and workplace engagement." Recently, the survey company did the same specifically for graduates of Western Governors University.

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