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Regional Project Targets Data Storage for Research Cloud

The on-going challenge of figuring out how to store and share the data generated in research projects will receive $4.9 million worth of attention in a project undertaken at four institutions.

Rubrics Can Work Across Colleges

A cross-institutional experiment to see whether rubric-based assessments can scale and whether students are actually learning what the assessments are intended to measure has been called a success.

Nevada Higher Ed System Gets 100 Gigabit Backbone

The Nevada System of Higher Education has tapped Internet2 for an upgrade to the network connecting its main data centers in Las Vegas and Reno.

MIT Converts MRI Scans into Highly Accurate 3D-Printed Models

Researchers are creating 3D printouts of MRI scans to help surgeons plan their approach for specific heart surgeries.

Comcast Extends Internet Essentials to Low-Income Community College Students in Illinois

Comcast has launched a pilot program to offer its low-cost, high-speed Internet adoption program, Internet Essentials, to more than 90,000 community college students who are recipients of Federal Pell Grants in Illinois.

Collaborative Aims To Plot Pathways for Women of Color in STEM

A consortium of 10 colleges and universities and nine non-profits is taking on the challenge of getting more women and girls of color involved in science, technology, engineering and math fields.

Report: Global Device Shipments Decline in 2015

Global device shipments will fall to 2.4 billion units in 2015, a drop of about 1 percent compared to 2014, according to a new forecast from market research firm Gartner.

Versal Brings Mobile Functionality to Course Creation Software

Ed tech company Versal has added mobile functionality to its online course authoring tool, allowing users of Android and iOS devices to access courses and via a new mobile player.

Poll: Most College Students Prefer Laptops Over Tablets for School

Even though tablet purchases are on the rise among college students, most of them still prefer to use laptops for learning. At the same time, overwhelming majorities of students believe tablets will serve more and more educational functions in the future.

Muzzy Lane To Launch Game Authoring Tools for Educators

Muzzy Lane Software is introducing its new set of tools that will let educators create their own games for their students in beta release and eventually wider distribution.