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Small LA University Adds 7 Online Programs

A small, private, non-profit college in Los Angeles has just added seven new all-online programs to its roster of studies, including bachelor and associate degrees and a certificate in entrepreneurship.

U California Davis Brings Augmented Reality to Middle School

The University of California, Davis recently brought an augmented reality (AR) sandbox to students at Howard University Middle School of Mathematics and Science to help them learn about Earth science and watersheds.

USRA Receives $193 Million Award for Science and Engineering Research

Grant brings together universities and businesses to develop new tools and technologies.

Higher Ed Slow To Shift to Digital Experiences

Public universities could really use some help in sorting out how to use their digital content, technologies and practices to do a better job of interacting with their "customers" — students and families. Likewise, they're making glacially slow progress on meeting the expectations of prospective students. Those findings come out of a sponsored survey that examined the current state of content management practices in higher education.



Research: Facebook May Keep Students in MOOCs

Researchers at Pennsylvania State University have published a study that suggests students may be more likely to stick with massive open online courses if they use Facebook.

Tablet Market Slides Worldwide, Though Detachables See Continued Growth

Worldwide tablet shipments slumped 14.7 percent during the first quarter of 2016, according to preliminary data released today. First-quarter seasonality, along with an overall unenthused customer base, were factors that caused the decline.

New Smart kapp iQ Has All-in-One Capability

Smart Technologies has introduced the latest version of its Smart kapp iQ display board, this one with software built into the interactive display so that users have no need for an external computer.

Course Hero Debuts Mobile Study App

Course Hero has launched a new Android app featuring crowdsourced study resources for students.

Stanford Library Leads Collaborative Grant To Use Linked Data

Several of the Ivy League libraries and the Library of Congress are upgrading current infrastructure to use linked open data to enhance information.

Global Smartphone Growth Flattens Out, Chinese Vendors on the Rise

Worldwide smartphone shipments leveled off during the first quarter of 2016, marking the smallest year-over-year growth on record, according to preliminary data released today by IDC.

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