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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.

Apple Pitches Video/Music Production Education Bundle

A $200 education bundle introduced last month by Apple gives buyers access to the regular versions of five applications used in video and music production.

MIT Designs a Way to 3D Print with Plants

A project at MIT has succeeded in replacing the common plastics frequently used for 3D printing with cellulose, the same abundantly available fiber that gives plants their structure.

Wearables, Netflix Streaming Hit Campus Bandwidth Hard

For the first year ever, higher ed institutions have reported that they're feeling the squeeze on bandwidth consumption from wearable devices. And colleges and universities have placed TV and video consumption — and specifically Netflix — at the top of the list as the application contributing most to the growth of bandwidth demand on campus.

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