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  • U Arizona Helps Campus Organizations Build Branded Sites with Custom Web Management Suite

    The University of Arizona has launched its own open source-derived site creation and management platform, UA Site-in-a-Box, to help campus departments, clubs, and organizations create and maintain high quality, UA-branded Web presences.

  • Coursera Gets Access to 1.25 Million New Users Across 10 State Universities

    In what is becoming a MOOCs arms race, Coursera has just released the latest salvo with the news that 10 additional universities and university systems will be tapping its massive open online courses and its instruction platform. The news comes in the same month when edX announced the addition of 15 universities to its MOOC program.

  • Microsoft Lets Students Crowdsource Their Next Computer

    Microsoft is launching a new service that lets students crowdsource funding for their next computer for school. As part of the offering, Microsoft is chipping in on the price and providing students with free software.

  • UC Berkeley Constructs New High-Tech Chemistry Lab

    University of California, Berkeley has begun construction of its redesigned chemistry and chemical engineering laboratories in Latimer Hall as part of the Chemical Science Laboratories for the 21st Century project. The new chemistry labs will provide students with daily access to advanced lab equipment using the latest technologies, along with a revised curriculum and new methods of teaching and learning.



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