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U of Washington Updates Mobile App with Additional Resources

The University of Washington has unveiled an updated version of its mobile app that enables students across all three UW campuses to search and uncover more UW resources.

Community Colleges Get Online Hub for Student Success Materials

The Association of American College and Universities (AAC&U) has launched a resource hub intended to be a repository for templates, campus examples, webinars and online discussions that come out of institutions participating in the organization's Liberal Education and America's Promise (LEAP) initiative.

U Penn Launches College Promise Online Database

The University of Pennsylvania has launched an online database to find information on the 150 College Promise programs across 37 states.

Tablet Market Slumps in Third Quarter 2016, Though It's Better Than Q2

Things are looking mixed in the worldwide tablet market. Vendors shipped 43 million units in the third quarter of 2016, a year-over-year decline of 14.7 percent, according to preliminary data from the International Data Corporation’s Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker.



Pearson to Add Watson Smarts to Online Courseware

IBM and Pearson will be working together to apply the cognitive abilities of IBM's Watson in providing tutoring to students using Pearson's courseware.

Pearson Pilots Mixed Reality Educational Content

Pearson is developing and piloting mixed reality content for use in secondary and postsecondary schools.

National Math Teachers Council Warns of OER Risks

The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) released a statement last week warning of the risks involved in relying too heavily on open educational resources, or OER.

Survey: Students Think Schools Should Use Personal Data to Improve College Experience

Seventy-seven percent of college students think schools should do a better job of using their personal data to improve the college experience, according to a new survey from Ellucian.

AWS Educate Adds Cloud Careers Training, Job Board

The educational arm of Amazon Web Services has added new capabilities to its flagship product, helping students hone their technical skills and connect to careers in cloud computing.

Laserfiche Debuts Higher Ed Package of Business Automation Processes

Laserfiche has introduced a version of its Laserfiche Business Process Library that is specifically designed to provide services for higher education institutions.

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