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California Community Colleges Win Innovation Awards for Pilot Programs

Thirteen of the 113 campuses that make up the California Community Colleges system have won grants to develop innovative programs for increasing completion rates and making college more affordable.

Google Cardboard Users Can Now Play WebVR Experiments

The company has added support for Google Cardboard and launched a new homepage for web-based VR experiments.

Rasmussen College Opens Learning Center to Help Close Chicago’s Digital Divide

A new, technology-infused learning center from Rasmussen College will offer broadband connectivity, computer workstations and academic coaching to high school students at Chicago Public Schools, college students and local community members.

UW-Madison Launches Resource Hub for STEM Diversity

The University of Wisconsin-Madison yesterday launched an online hub, the STEM Diversity Network, which highlights local and national STEM diversity news and serves as a central repository for STEM diversity resources spread throughout campus.



Adobe Releases Latest Versions of Captivate and Captivate Prime

Adobe has released the latest versions of its e-learning authoring tool, Adobe Captivate, and its learning management system (LMS), Adobe Captivate Prime. The two are designed to be used in conjunction as end-to-end solutions, or as standalone offerings, and are aimed toward specialists in learning and development, training and corporate HR departments.

UMass Implements Centralized Threat Lifecycle Management Platform

The University of Massachusetts system has a new defense against network security threats: a centralized platform from LogRhythm.

CA Community Colleges Awarded for Innovation in Student Success

Thirteen California community colleges and districts were selected to receive the Awards for Innovation in Higher Education, a program run by the CA Department of Finance that recognizes higher education efforts to reduce the time it takes for students to complete degrees and credentials and increase college affordability. The 2016-17 state budget, released in January, allocated $25 million for the awards.

CSU Channel Islands Installs Video Capture for Psychology Research

Psychology students and faculty at California State University Channel Islands can now record video and audio during behavioral studies research, thanks to new technology in the department's laboratory and observation rooms.

Report: Worldwide IT Spending Forecast to Grow 1.4% in 2017

Worldwide IT spending is projected to total $3.5 trillion in 2017, a 1.4 percent increase from 2016, according to market research firm Gartner, Inc. This growth rate is down from the previous quarter’s forecast of 2.7 percent, due in part to the rising United States dollar.

Report Tracks State Progress on Computer Science Ed Policies

If understanding of computer science is essential to being an informed citizen, then it makes sense that every child needs an education in the use of computing devices and software, digital literacy and computational processing.

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