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College Abacus Unveils College Search Tool for Low-Income Students

College Abacus has launched a new tool, Pell Abacus, designed to help streamline the college search for low-income students likely to be eligible for Pell Grants.

SUNY Expands ResNet Partnership

Four more State University of New York schools have adopted a residential network service already in place at 17 other SUNY schools.

Deep Learning Privacy Research Gets Google Go-Ahead

Two professors, one from Penn State and the other at Cornell University, have received grants from Google to research privacy issues connected to "deep learning."

Penn State Opens Invention Studio

Pennsylvania State University is opening a new exploration lab designed to foster student creativity and inventiveness.

U of Arizona Experiments With Multiple Classroom Configurations

A classroom at the University of Arizona is part of a study to find the best way to leverage physical classroom space to implement active learning initiatives.

Aruba Expands Mobility Academy

Aruba Networks has expanded the coursework available through its Aruba Mobility Academy, a mobile-specific higher education program designed to teach the fundamentals of building and maintaining a wireless local area network.

Coursera Survey Pins Down MOOC Benefits

More than seven in 10 learners report career benefits and more than six in 10 report educational benefits from completing massive open online courses (MOOCs). Participants from developing countries and particularly those with lower socioeconomic status and less education appear to be more likely to report benefits from pursuing MOOCs. Those results and others come out of the first major research survey done among Coursera learners and reported in the Harvard Business Review.

Regional Project Targets Data Storage for Research Cloud

The on-going challenge of figuring out how to store and share the data generated in research projects will receive $4.9 million worth of attention in a project undertaken at four institutions.

Rubrics Can Work Across Colleges

A cross-institutional experiment to see whether rubric-based assessments can scale and whether students are actually learning what the assessments are intended to measure has been called a success.

Nevada Higher Ed System Gets 100 Gigabit Backbone

The Nevada System of Higher Education has tapped Internet2 for an upgrade to the network connecting its main data centers in Las Vegas and Reno.