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Apple Unveils $329 iPad With Improved Display and Performance

This week, Apple released a slew of product updates that included a more affordable iPad device with an enhanced display.

Campaign Spotlights Global Open Education Movement

Next week, a number of higher education institutions will be participating in Open Education Week, an annual awareness campaign for free and open educational opportunities. Launched in 2012, the event attracts hundreds of contributors from nearly 50 different countries and participants from more than 130 countries.

Southern New Hampshire U, Rethink Education to Fund Ed Tech Startups

Southern New Hampshire University and Rethink Education today announced a new $15 million seed fund to invest in ed tech startup companies "tackling some of the most pressing challenges in education."

New Alliance Works to Bring College into High School

Thirty-five organizations, from ACT to the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, have banded together to promote the idea of bringing college into high school.



Boston Area College Students Develop VR Game Based on ‘Ulysses’

A group of students in an English class at Boston College, in collaboration with students at the Berklee College of Music and Northeastern University, are building a virtual reality game based on James Joyce’s Ulysses.

NERD Undertakes Cataloging of 10,000 Ed Researchers

The National Education Researcher Database, or NERD, as it's known, is a joint project undertaken by the University of Virginia's Curry School of Education and Jefferson Education Accelerator. The goal: to spark collaboration among those researchers, school people and education technology entrepreneurs.

Are UTeach Teachers More Effective at STEM?

The researchers found that students taught by UTeach teachers performed significantly better on end-of-grade tests in math and end-of-course tests in math and science, depending on the grade and subject.

Google.org Commits $50 Million for Education Nonprofits

Google.org, the philanthropic arm of Google that supports education technology initiatives, has committed $50 million over the next two years to support nonprofits that are using technology to help tackle problems impacting education globally.

Examity Intros Mobile ID Verification

Online proctoring company Examity is introducing a mobile authentication product that will allow test-takers to use their smartphones for identity verification.

Wor-Wic Community College Pursues Cost Efficiency With E-Procurement Software

Wor-Wic Community College in Maryland is getting a handle on institutional spending with a cloud-based e-procurement solution from Jaggaer.

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