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Breaking Stories in Higher Ed


  • The 6 Technologies That Will Shape Higher Ed

    Game-based learning, learning analytics, and the "Internet of Things" are three of six technologies that will have a profound impact on higher education in the next one to five years, according to the latest NMC Horizon Report released by the New Media Consortium and the Educause Learning Initiative.

  • Saylor Foundation Names Open Textbook Challenge Winners

    Saylor Foundation has selected three college textbooks to be added to its lineup of free online courses through the Open Textbook Challenge. Each author will receive $20,000, and the textbooks are available through a creative commons license.


  • Google Awards $340,000 in STEM Grants

    Google has awarded $340,000 to 26 organizations that provide STEM enrichment programs to students in K-12 and higher education.

  • Cycling Pulse Takes Campus Bicycle Programs Mobile

    Cycling Pulse has unveiled Web-based and mobile portal Ride Campus for college and university faculty, staff, and students who commute by bicycle.

  • Pennsylvania College Moves to Moodle-Based LMS

    A private college in Pennsylvania has switched to a LMS based on open source software. The school in La Plume, which is in the process of expanding its online and blended course programs, was looking for a platform that would provide an intuitive user interface and additional communication features, easily integrate with current systems, and cut costs.


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    Are you happy with your workspace? Download this 15-minute podcast to learn about the criteria you should use when evaluating your workstation needs. After downloading the podcast, don't miss the last 3 minutes to hear about a valuable "short list" of technologies you should look for when selecting a workstation.