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Report: Smartwatches Take Up Nearly a Third of All Wearables Sales

Wearables generated $30.5 billion this year, with smartwatches raking in roughly a third of total sales, according to a new Gartner forecast.

College Program Promotes 'Freshman Year for Free'

The Modern States Education Alliance, a group of public colleges and universities, has posted a set of on-demand college classes that wannabe-students can take for no cost, including digital textbooks used in the courses.

As Rural Participation in AP Courses Climbs, Average Passing Scores Hold Steady

A new assessment has found that students in rural areas are rapidly catching up on Advanced Placement (AP) testing compared to their urban and suburban peers.

New Quizlet Feature Lets Students Customize Study Materials with Pictures

Diagrams allows students to annotate images, maps and other graphics with information, helping them to study efficiently and interactively.



Pay-as-You-Go Textbook Service Adds McGraw-Hill Education Titles

Students looking to save money on textbooks can now rent select McGraw-Hill Education titles through a pay-as-you-go service from iFlipd.

Fed Spending on Science & Engineering Dipped Slightly

A new report shows that obligations from federal agencies to academic institutions for science and engineering dropped from $31.1 billion in fiscal year 2014 to $30.5 billion in fiscal year 2015.

U Minnesota Rochester Centralizes Assessment Data for Accreditation Reporting

The University of Minnesota Rochester is tapping into technology from Portfolium to revamp its accreditation management and reporting process.

4-H Attempts to Break World Record for Largest Electrical Engineering Lesson

4-H, in collaboration with researchers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, created an Incredible Wearables kit for the event that will enable youth to build their own wearable fitness trackers.

Barnes & Noble Acquires Deeper Roots in Ed Tech

The company, which runs 769 campus bookstores, recently acquired Student Brands for $58.5 million in cash.

Macmillan Learning and Chegg Partner for Textbook Rentals

Macmillan Learning textbooks will now be available through a rental-only model, thanks to a partnership with Chegg.

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