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George Washington U Adds Video Tools To Extend Classes Beyond Main Campus

Technology upgrades will allow students at George Washington University’s satellite campus in Hampton Roads, VA, to participate in classes held at the school’s main Foggy Bottom campus.

Apple Goes Open Source With Swift

Apple's Swift programming language is now open source.

New England Colleges Bolster Career Portals

Two institutions in New England are adding an online program to their career services operations to help students identify job opportunities.

MIT, Tufts U Partner with PBS on Early Coding Ed

The MIT Media Lab, Tufts University and PBS Kids have partnered to release a free app based on the ScratchJr coding language and designed to help kids aged five to eight learn coding concepts.



4 Schools To Share up to $2 Million in NASA MUREP Grants

NASA has selected four new universities to share in grants of approximately $2 million to improve science technology engineering and math education as part of its Minority University Research and Education Project.

Faculty Role in Competency Programs Still Evolving

Faculty leadership may not be as strongly felt in competency-based education (CBE) programs as it ought to be. Only 15 percent of CBE faculty and staff members are tenured or on the tenure track and only about one in five (19 percent) participate in shared governance activities.

Lambda Solutions Introduces Analytics for Moodle

Lambda Solutions, a provider of open source talent and learning management systems, today made its Lambda Analytika data reporting and analytics solution available for the Moodle LMS.

Washington State's K-20 Education Network Upgrades WAN

The K-20 Education Network, a publicly supported network supporting educational institutions throughout the state of Washington, is upgrading its wide area network infrastructure to provide high speed communications to 101 higher education institutions, K-12 school districts and libraries.

UC Berkeley Holds 3D Printing Designathon

The University of California Berkeley held its second 3D Printing Designathon recently, with several of the university's engineering design-oriented organizations hosting the event to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Tablet Market Contracts in 2015; Demand for Detachables Grows

Even as worldwide tablet shipments continue declining this year, the market for one tablet device format is expected to almost double next year.

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