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U Notre Dame Researchers Get Big Grant To Study Impact of School Vouchers and More

A three-year, million-dollar research project in Indiana will examine the impact of that state's decision to fund public, private and charter educational options for its K-12 students

U Michigan Scales up MOOC Missions

The University of Michigan is expanding its MOOC presence. The institution, which was a founding partner in Coursera, will now be offering its massive, open, online courses on edX too, the first to begin in April 2016.

Lynchburg College Implements Bandwidth Management System

Lynchburg College in central Virginia has implemented a bandwidth management system to help ensure a fair distribution of network resources, so no single user can monopolize the available bandwidth.

Americans: Math a Must-Have, and Science Is 'Cool'

In the future the best jobs are all going to require people to know a coding language. At least that's what seven in 10 Americans (73 percent) said they believe in a recent poll. Nearly nine in 10 (86 percent) said knowing how to use a computer is "just as important as knowing how to read and write." Three quarters said they consider....

Duke Upgrades Storage for Big Data Management

Duke Research Computing at Duke University has expanded its data storage to two petabytes to support the big data management needs of its researchers.

Tech Trends: Rise of the Robots

Gartner has released its top 10 strategic predictions for 2016 and the near future. This year's list highlights "smart" technologies, such as artificial intelligence, and the relationships of humans to machines.

Academic Partnerships Taps AspirEDU To Improve Student Retention

Academic Partnerships, a company that helps colleges and universities convert courses to digital formats, is teaming up with AspirEDU in an effort to improve student retention.

Helix Education Launches Retention-as-a-Service

Helix Education has combined constituent relationship management technology with one-on-one student success coaches for a new Retention-as-a-Service offering.

4 Institutions Share in $4.99 Million Grant To Improve Teacher Evaluations

A coalition of education institutions has won a five-year $4.99 million grant from the Department of Education's Institute for Education Sciences to look into how state school systems can drive instructional improvement with teacher evaluations.

Microsoft Rolling Out Updated Lumia Mobile Devices

Microsoft has introduced a new range of Windows 10-based Lumia smart phones, including a 5.7-inch quad-HD model to rival the latest Android-based phablets.