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Cisco Debuts Online Learning Platform

The Digital Education Platform integrates with Cisco’s WebEx and Spark services into existing LMSs, allowing universities to create and manage online courses and cloud-based collaboration spaces more easily.

Texas A&M Lab Unveils 3D Calculus Game

Triseum, a Texas-based education gaming company founded through the LIVE Lab at Texas A&M University, has unveiled a new, immersive game focused on calculus.

MIT Program Awards 15 High School Teams for Inventions

A program administered by MIT’s School of Engineering and the Lemelson Foundation has selected 15 teams of high schoolers to receive InvenTeam grants for their projects that offer solutions to real-world problems.

Texas A&M Adds Partner for Online Proctoring

Texas A&M University system has signed with a third party to provide online proctoring services for the 143,000 students taking exams at its 11 campuses and associated online courses.



Ellucian Unveils New Analytics Platform, Fundraising Software

Ellucian has introduced its upcoming role-based analytics platform designed to provide insight to enterprise-wide data for more than 100 campus departments, including recruitment, student administration, financial aid, human resources and advancement.

Jenzabar Talks up New Bundle of Student Success Modules

Education technology heavyweight Jenzabar has begun delivering an application tied to student retention and success.

California Polytechnic State U Virtualizes CAD Labs

California Polytechnic State University has overhauled the computer labs for its aerospace and biomedical engineering programs by implementing virtual desktops and applications.

D2L Revs Brightspace LMS with New Virtual Classroom Tools

D2L has unveiled the Autumn16 release of its Brightspace learning management system, which includes new tools for personalized learning and assessment of soft skills.

Internet2 Adds Password Manager to Recommended Services

The University of Alabama at Birmingham recommended the inclusion of the software it uses to maintain user security for inclusion in Internet2's products and services guide.

U Iowa, Others Tap Mobile Apps for Campus Safety

University of Iowa, Santa Fe College in Florida, University of Texas at El Paso and Barton Community College in Kansas have adopted or begun testing a mobile safety app for emergency notifications and mass messaging in the event of a campus emergency or "virtual safety escorts."

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