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New Georgia State Media Center LED Display Goes Trapezoidal

Is trapezoid the new black? That's how style has been defined at Georgia State University's newest facility, the Creative Media Industries Institute (CMMI), set on the campus in downtown Atlanta.

Undergrad STEM Ed and Research Gets $4.8 Million Lift

A multi-million-dollar grant from the National Science Foundation is helping the Association of American Colleges and Universities redesign how schools evaluate their STEM education efforts.

Indiana U Chooses Examity for Online Proctoring

Following a nearly three-year pilot, Indiana University has chosen to adopt the proctoring platform Examity over other choices for its "flexibility, security and support."

Memo Urges Gates Foundation to Avoid Past Blunders in Future Ed Investment

If the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation can avoid the same mistakes it has made in the past, its latest K–12 reform efforts will be more successful than many of its past education projects, according to a policy memo just published by the National Education Policy Center.



3 Kentucky Community Colleges Adopt Low-Cost Digital Courseware

This fall, three colleges in the Kentucky Community and Technical College System adopted digital courseware from Barnes & Noble Education to provide students with a low-cost alternative to traditional textbooks.

House Committee Pushes Higher Ed Act Reforms Against Opposition from Ed Coalition

Today, in a marathon session, a Congressional committee is debating the latest update to the Higher Education Act, initially authorized in 1965 and amended in 2008 during the Obama administration. The most recent set of proposed changes has sparked the ire of more than three dozen higher education organizations, which have accused House Republicans of rushing the bill through committee.

Survey: 94% of Students Want to Use Their Cell Phones in Class

A whopping 94 percent of students in a recent survey said they want to use their cell phones in class for academic purposes.

Credly Adopts New Credentialing Language

Digital credentials company Credly is adopting the Credential Transparency Description Language (CTDL), a common markup language designed to improve discoverability of certifications, badges and other verified achievements.

New VR Offering Bundles Hardware and Services for Academic Research

VR First, a global initiative dedicated to helping institutions innovate with virtual and augmented reality, has partnered with a number of VR companies to put together an array of products for academic use.

IDC Predicts Jump in Internet of Things Spending in 2018

Worldwide spending on the Internet of Things (IoT) will increase 14.6 percent in 2018, reaching $772.5 billion, according to the latest report from International Data Corp.

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