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Penn State Turns to 3D Printing, Online Learning to Teach Students About the Brain

A Pennsylvania State University research project is exploring the possibility of using 3D printing and interactive technology to teach middle school students about the human brain.

Clinton Campaign Launches College Cost Calculator

Hillary Clinton’s campaign released an online tool that calculates the cost of college under the presidential candidate’s higher education plans.

Study Finds 14 Common Traits for Strong STEM Outcomes

A five-year study from George Washington University, George Mason University and SRI International found 14 traits that exemplary STEM high schools have in common.

Student Privacy in Higher Ed Focus of Stanford-Hosted Project

A new initiative at Stanford University hopes to lay the groundwork for the responsible use of student data in higher education.



Robots Give Chronically Ill Kids Valuable Social Ties with School

A University of California Irvine research project may be the first of its kind to attempt to measure the impact and feasibility of the use of robots to bring homebound students into the classroom when they can't be there physically.

WOW Awards Honor Technology Initiatives in Higher Education

Five higher education institutions have received this year's WOW Awards from the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies.

Indiana U Introduces Students to High-Tech Media Production Tools

The Media School and The Mark Cuban Center for Sports Media have adopted the Avid MediaCentral Platform to equip IU students with advanced media skills and introduce them to industry workflows.

UC San Francisco Outsourcing IT Ops to India

The University of California San Francisco intends to outsource many of its technology functions to an India-based service provider, resulting in layoffs for some 17 percent of the institution's 565-employee IT staff.

Massive LED Wall Scores Big among Auburn U Fans

Auburn University upgraded Jordan-Hare Stadium with a $13.9 million LED video display that runs 197 feet wide by 57 feet high and uses 8.7 million LEDs, alongside a new state-of-the-art sound system.

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