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OpenStax Takes Open-Textbook Model International

High-quality, openly licensed textbooks from OpenStax will now be available to students in the United Kingdom, thanks to a partnership between the Rice University-based nonprofit and The Open University's UK Open Textbooks project.

Community College Taps Geothermal to Cut Power Usage

A community college in Michigan has turned to geothermal technology to reduce what it spends on heating and cooling and to shrink its carbon footprint.

Campus Newspapers to Begin Publishing Weekly Snapchat Stories

College news teams are joining the ranks of The New York Times, The Washington Post, Buzzfeed and other major news outlets through a new partnership with Snapchat that allows them monetize digital stories.



John Jay College of Criminal Justice Taps Tech for Student Collaboration

In an effort to foster student collaboration and shared projects, John Jay College of Criminal Justice has deployed five FSR HuddleVU Collaboration Systems in small-group study rooms on campus.

Cornell Engineering Debuts Online Collaboration Space for Makers in Grades 6-12

The new site offers tools for users to meet other makers, learn about engineering disciplines, share projects or meet mentors among Cornell graduate students, alumni and professors.

ProctorU Intros AI-Based Online Proctoring

Online proctoring and identity management company ProctorU today launched ProctorU Auto, an automated online proctoring solution that uses artificial intelligence to flag suspicious test-taking behavior in real time.

Most Ed Institutions Unprepared for Data Risks

Nearly four in five, 77 percent, of education institutions are unprepared for IT risks, according to a new survey.

MIT and IBM Partner to Establish $240 Million AI Research Lab

IBM will invest $240 million over 10 years to establish the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab — one of the largest long-term university-industry AI collaborations to date.

Challenge Looks for Best Cybersecurity Team in Higher Ed

The free, online event from Symantec starts on Oct. 19 at 8 a.m. EST and end on Oct. 20 at 5 p.m. EST. Winners will receive recognition at the upcoming Educase Annual Conference (Oct. 31-Nov. 3).

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