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Juniata College Launches Online Bookstore With Discounted Course Materials

The private liberal arts college located in central Pennsylvania has selected Akademos to be its online bookstore provider as it transitions to a hybrid bookstore model.

UC Berkeley, Immerex to Open Lab for Ongoing VR, AR Research

The University of California, Berkeley has received a corporate gift from a nearby virtual reality company to open a new collaboration space dedicated to research in augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR), as well as support faculty and students through making scholarships available.

University at Buffalo Upgrades to Gigabit WiFi

A new gigabit wireless network is delivering high-speed WiFi to students, faculty and administrators at the University at Buffalo, the largest institution in the State University of New York system.

Interactive Tool Examines Lawmaker Student Debt Stance

At the same time a bipartisan group of lawmakers is promoting a tax incentive for employers who help students pay down their student loan debt, a new interactive tool lets users examine just how much their senators and congressmen care about their own state's or district's level of student debt.



Oculus Intros Facebook Livestreaming to Samsung Gear VR, Adds 360-Degree Videos to Rooms

Oculus last week released some updates to its mobile virtual reality (VR) platform, including more ways to virtually connect with friends on Facebook, as well as few functionality and features for the Samsung Gear VR headset.

Federal Online Tool to Help Financial Aid Applicants Shuts Down

The IRS and the Department of Education (ED) confirmed late Thursday that the federal government intentionally shut off an online tool used by millions of students each year to apply for federal student aid.

3 Ideas for Closing the Tech Skills Gap

A recent session at SXSWedu in Austin brought together an employer, an educator and a tech entrepreneur to explore their perspectives on the growing technology skills gap.

Noodle Partners, IData Team Up to Give Campuses Full Control Over Data

hrough the partnership, the companies plan to launch a turnkey solution that will enable colleges and universities to have complete transparency and control over complex data systems that drive online educational programs.

Younger Americans Abandon Wired Broadband While Older Gens Buy in

Millennials are more likely to ditch broadband and just use their smartphones at home, while older generations prefer a broadband connection, according to a new survey from ReportLinker Insights.

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