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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.



Pearson Inks First Deal with Chegg for Textbook Rental Pilot

After announcing plans for a textbook rental pilot in January, Pearson has signed a deal with Chegg to make 50 high-volume titles available through the latter company via a rental-only model.

STEM Camps for 8-12 Graders Offered at Rice University

Rice University’s Tapia Center for Excellence and Equity will offer summer camps for middle and high school students aimed at increasing their interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) as future careers. The camps are targeting underrepresented populations in STEM fields.

Report: 92 Percent of Coding Bootcamp Students Graduate On Time

The Council on Integrity Results Reporting (CIRR) last week released its first set of outcomes for students who attended an accelerated computer science program, or "coding bootcamp," during the first half of 2016.

Hackers are Attacking Word Users with Microsoft Office Zero-Day Vulnerability

Hackers are exploiting a previously undisclosed vulnerability in Microsoft Word, which security researchers say can be used to quietly install different kinds of malware — even on fully patched computers, according to tech news and analysis site ZDNet.

California State University System Streamlines OER Adoption for Faculty and Students

Through a new partnership with VitalSource, faculty and students within the CSU system will be able to access CSU-created OER materials and other digital content on the VitalSource Bookshelf Platform.

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