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Film Students To Compete in Virtual Reality Production Contest

Students from NYU and the Rhode Island School of Design will use 360-degree video cameras to create virtual reality films for the competition.

Columbia U's Teachers College Revamps Network to Support 21st Century Learning

Teachers College, Columbia University's Graduate School of Education, Health and Psychology, is upgrading its network infrastructure with a range of wired and wireless products from Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Aruba.

Indiana University Moves Digital Assets to the Cloud

The multi-campus university has selected Widen Media Collective to provide it with a cloud-based digital asset management system for its branded digital assets.

Stanford Unveils New, Updated Online Courses in Computer Security

Stanford University has enhanced its online certificate program in advanced computer security, adding a new course in network security and updating its course in emerging threats and defenses.



New Model Lets Students Rent Textbooks on Pay-as-You-Go Basis

College students can rent digital textbooks from iFlipd for as little as a week at a time.

Half of MOOC Users in Developing Countries Get Certificates

A new study by researchers at the University of Washington has found that the use of massive open online courses is much different in emerging countries than in the United States and, in some ways, more in line with what MOOC's original proponents had in mind.

Colleges Drowning in Student Data (and Tech Vendor Sales Calls)

Enrollment leaders within higher ed are "awash in data" and "a swirling array of technology vendors," all of whom purport to be able to help schools pull "insights from data." So even though enrollment management directors see the value in the use of technology for their jobs, because they receive "dozens" of vendor contacts weekly, they've also become "understandably jaded." So expressed a new report from Eduventures that examines the state of enrollment management within colleges and universities.

New Engineering MOOC Uses Adaptive Tech to Improve Outcomes

The University of New South Wales Australia is launching an engineering MOOC that will use adaptive learning technology to personalize course materials for students and boost completion rates for those new to the field.

NVBots Debuts 3D Printer with Automated Part Remover

3D printer maker NVBots has launched what it says is the first 3D printer with an automated print remover that can be controlled remotely.

Facebook, Twitter Engagement Done Best at Baylor and UW-Madison

Want to know how to do Twitter or Facebook right at your institution? You might want to study the practices used by the University of Wisconsin-Madison for the first and Baylor University for the second. Those two institutions have been deemed the "top users" of the those social media sites by Engagement Labs, which develops technology for measuring online social engagement.

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