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Research: Flipped Learning Improves How Students Perceive Ability To Learn Physics

A long-term study by faculty within five Canadian and American institutions has found that physics students have more confidence in their ability to understand course content when reflective study is combined with collaborative activities in a flipped classroom form.

Penn State Partners with NFL Players Association on Distance Ed for Athletes

Penn State World Campus is partnering with the National Football League Players Association to offer union members the opportunity to finish their degrees online.

Call for Entries: 2016 Campus Technology Innovators Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2016 CT Innovators Awards.

ED's Top Tech Director Steps Down

Where do you go after you leave a high-profile position in the Obama administration? Back home. That's where United States Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan headed at the end of the year when he returned to Chicago. And now, so is Richard Culatta, who is stepping down as director of the Office of Educational Technology within the same federal agency.



Lenovo Launches Modular ThinkPad Tablet

Modules that can be purchased separately will turn the new ThinkPad X1 into a laptop, projector or 3D camera.

Online LMS Adds Free-Form Quiz Questions

A Web-based learning management system introduced earlier this year that allows instructors to deliver quizzes, courses and training online has been updated.

ED Runs 'Second Chance' Pell Pilot for Prisoners

The United States Department of Education is pushing a new pilot off the ground to test the effectiveness of allowing colleges and universities to receive Pell grants for educating students incarcerated in state or federal prisons — some of it possibly delivered online.

Association of American Colleges and Universities Selects New President

The Board of Directors of the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) has selected Lynn Pasquerella as the organization's newest president. AAC&U's 4th president, Pasquerella will take office July 1.

New NEC Displays Offer Control of Multiple Monitors

NEC Display Solutions has introduced two new displays that allow users to control as many as six displays at once.

K-8 School Partners with University To Boost Teacher Computer Science Skills

A public elementary and middle school has teamed up with a college in its area to deliver professional development to help teachers add computer science activities into their curriculum.

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