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Purdue Gets Accreditation for Competency Education

Purdue University's first major competency-based learning experiment, announced in 2013, has received accreditation.

Boston U Deploys Web-Based Admissions Management

Boston University has implemented a centralized application management system for its graduate programs.

gaming at UCI eSports arena

UC Irvine Offering Scholarships for Gamers, Building Gaming Arena and Webcasting Studio

University of California, Irvine is launching a new e-sports initiative this fall, which it's describing as "the first of its kind at a public research university."

InCommon Extends Trust Services Internationally

InCommon member organizations now have single sign-on privileges with higher education institutions, research organizations and corporations in 38 other countries.



Washington State U Tests Napping Pods

Washington State University has begun testing out a "napping pod" as part of a transformation of its student recreation hub.

U Michigan Students Benefit from Course Data

Students at the University of Michigan now have access to an online tool intended to help them make better decisions about the courses they're considering.

NYU Engineering School to Digitize 120 Years of City Record Issues

A grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities will allow the university to make old issues of the daily newspaper available online.

PaGamO Offers Free Gamification for Teachers

BoniO is making a beta version of its social gaming platform, PaGamO, available for free to teachers in the United States.

UC Berkeley Community Offered Free Encryption Service

At least somebody is trying to make the best of the on-going cyber-privacy debate at the University of California Berkeley. VeriFyle, a company with an encryption service, has invited anybody with a Berkeley.edu email address to sign up for a free account.

Oculus Rift for education

Oculus Rift Begins Shipping

Rift has arrived. Oculus announced in a blog that it had begun shipping its virtual reality (VR) headset first to those who invested in its idea through Kickstarter. Next, pre-ordered Rifts will ship out, starting "mid-week."

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