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Study Finds No Difference in VR Learning Outcomes Compared to Other Modes

Can enthusiasm for virtual reality be converted into learning gains? That was the topic of a research project at Cornell University, which recently pitted VR against hands-on and computer-based activities. The bottom line: Researchers found students learned equally well in all three modes.

FlatWorld Adds New Features to Homework Platform

Course materials provider FlatWorld is updating its homework platform with new capabilities. Included free with most of the company’s textbooks, FlatWorld Homework combines student assignments with instructor grading tools in a mobile-friendly interface.

GitHub Classroom Adds Multi-Class Support

An online open source program originally designed to help software developers collaborate but then modified to help teachers manage computer science-oriented workflows in their classrooms has added a function intended to simplify its use across the school.

Report Stresses Need for Improved Career Pathways

The Chiefs for Change have issued a "blueprint" for postsecondary success that calls for better transparency from institutions on student earnings outcomes, emphasizing industry-vetted career pathways and more seamless credit transfer processes.



Alexander Looks to Overhaul Federal Student Aid by Christmas

The chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee is looking to produce a bipartisan law by the end of this year to dramatically change how the federal student aid process works.

California CCs to Move to Cloud-Based Library Management Platform

Almost every institution in the California Community Colleges system will be adopting the same cloud-based, systemwide library services platform. The goal is to connect every student to the "most useful, high quality resources" through a uniform application. The platform is expected to replace the various library systems currently in use by participating community colleges in the state and is built on two products produced by ExLibris, which specializes in content applications for higher education.

BenQ Releases 4K Flat Panels and Laser Projectors for Education

Audio-visual company BenQ has added a new line of ultra-high-definition displays and projectors suitable for education environments.

Upcoming Events, Webinars & Calls for Papers (Week of Feb. 4, 2019)

Upcoming events include E-Learning 2019, T.D.W.I. Las Vegas Conference, and Educause Learning Institute Annual Meeting 2019.

Dell Intros 75-Inch Interactive Touch Monitor

The monitor supports 20-point multi-touch, to allow multiple people to interact with the screen at the same time. Similar to Microsoft's Surface Hub, content on the display can be manipulated with fingers or palms.

Partnership Creates Jobs for University of Utah Students

University of Utah students are gaining real-world job experience and earning wages and tuition benefits through a new program that pairs financial services company Discover with national nonprofit Education at Work.

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