Nexenta, a provider of open source-driven software-defined storage (OpenSDS), has launched a program to partner with higher education institutions on developing technical curricula designed to link theory with practice and prepare students for the workforce.
Arne Duncan will be stepping down in December, according to reports. The Secretary of Education told staff that he would be returning to Chicago, but he was unsure what he would do next.
Quincy University is simplifying administrative processes, improving student-facing tools and boosting data analytics with a new ERP system.
Under the four-year agreement, students will receive one free digital textbook for each class during the new academic year. Undergraduates typically take 12 classes, so they'll receive 12 books over their three-year program of study.
A new start-up, MyVerse, claims it can match a high school student with the best career choice, most appropriate college major and even the best vocational school, community college or university to attend — all in less than a minute.
The University of Utah is partnering with online training provider Career Step to launch new programs that will prepare students for careers in healthcare, technology and administration.
A New York college system is trying out a "personal safety" device, which it handed out to 1,400 students as they arrived on campuses this fall.
Arizona State University has partnered with McGraw-Hill Education for the 2016 Harold W. McGraw Jr. Prize in Education, an award meant to honor education innovators, those "outstanding individuals who have dedicated themselves to improving education through new approaches and whose accomplishments are making a difference today."
The San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego, has updated its cloud storage service, the SDSC Cloud, to support science-based researchers with large data requirements.
The primary driver for consumer-grade 3D printers that cost under $2,500 is purchasing done by schools and universities.