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Top 7 Campus Technology Stories in July

From online learning to facial recognition, here's what was trending on our website last month.

1) Half of Online Students Would Not Opt for Live Courses
New research into the demographics of online college students found 50 percent of them would probably not choose to attend classes on a physical campus.

2) An Innovation Center Built for Flexibility and Transparency
Clemson University's Watt Family Innovation Center is a state-of-the-art, tech-infused facility devoted to interactive learning and inter-disciplinary collaboration.

3) Using Kinect Sensors and Facial Recognition in the Classroom
A Carnegie Mellon project is experimenting with inexpensive sensors and facial recognition technology to help improve instruction.

4) Blackboard Releases "Ultra Experience"
The world's largest education tech-focused company has updated its flagship learning management system with two new ways to work with it.

5) 7 Universities Receive Grants to Implement Adaptive Learning at Scale
Seven public research universities are embarking on a three-year project focused on improving undergraduate education through personalized learning and adaptive courseware.

6) How to Design Standards-Based Online Courses
Two universities share how the Quality Matters rubric informs their online course design and improves the learning experience for students.

7) Mobile in and Out of the Classroom
A history professor at the University of Texas at Arlington is improving class performance by encouraging the use of mobile devices.

About the Author

About the author: Rhea Kelly is executive editor for Campus Technology. She can be reached at rkelly@1105media.com.

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