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Edvance360 LMS Now Integrates with Panopto Video Platform

A new integration between the Edvance360 learning management system and Panopto video platform will allow instructors to capture lectures with Panopto, import the recordings to Edvance360, and embed the content into their courses.

University of Tennessee Migrates to an Enterprise Content Management System

The University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN, will begin moving from the use of simple document management software to an enterprise content management system.

Nor-Tech Takes Supercomputers Out of the Data Center

Nor-Tech, a manufacturer of high performance computing clusters and other computing equipment, has developed a line of lower-cost supercomputers designed for use in an office, classroom or laboratory, rather than a data center.

Vincennes U Adopts Tool to Connect Students to STEM opportunities

Vincennes University has adopted a new platform designed to connect students with opportunities in STEM careers and education.



Students Delay Getting Course Material, Face Poorer Grades

More than seven in 10 students (72 percent) wait until a new course has started before they invest in course material. Another 27 percent never buy the course material at all. These results come from a survey done in May 2016 of 500 currently enrolled college students by Wakefield Research on behalf of VitalSource.

MITx Adds Instructor Grading in MOOC

Beginning on August 29, MIT will be kicking off its latest round of "Introduction to Philosophy: God, Knowledge and Consciousness." This time, however, some participants will have the chance to submit a paper and have it reviewed by the instructors — a first for MITx, the institution's edX portal.

Stanford Hosts AI Camp for Girls

A summer program at Stanford University introduced high school girls to artificial intelligence.

U Nevada Reno Turns to Private Partner to Support Online Master's Programs

The University of Nevada, Reno is expanding an existing partnership with a private party to launch an online master of public health degree in spring of 2017.

U of Michigan AI Studies Receives $22 Million from Toyota

The university will use the funding to build a research facility on campus that is focused on autonomous vehicles and advanced robotics projects.

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Worldwide Revenues for AR and VR to Increase $156.8 Billion by 2020

Worldwide revenues for the augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) markets are expected to grow from $5.2 billion in 2016 to more than $162 billion in 2020, according to research done by the International Data Corporation (IDC). The $156.8 billion increase represents a compound annual growth rate of 181.3 percent over the 2015-20 forecast period.

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