Facebook use has a negative effect on GPA for freshmen. For sophomores and juniors, it has a negative effect on GPA only if they're doing their schoolwork at the same time. For seniors, Facebook has no effect on GPA, according to a new study.
Amazon has launched a new segment of Kindle Direct Publishing, KDP EDU, targeted at educators and authors of textbooks and other educational content.
A research project out of Penn State suggests that companies that reward hackers who uncover vulnerabilities in their systems could improve the discovery process by expanding and adding diversity to their white hat communities.
"It's a fascinating view into what people think about privacy," said project lead Lorri Cranor. "With the little kids, you can see doors, bedrooms and pulling the blankets over their heads." Teens and adults show more concern about government surveillance and overexposure on social networks.
Submissions are now being accepted for the second annual Dream It. Code It. Win It. competition, in which high school and college students are asked to present a problem, write computer code to solve the problem and then demonstrate the results in a YouTube video.
Washington State University plans to upgrade its broadband infrastructure for on-campus housing with a passive optical LAN solution.
The University of California is already on board with the proposal, aimed at identifying "good financial practices and [shining] light on practices and services that financially harm students."
ViewSonic introduces its new LightStream series of "smart" projectors.
The University of San Diego has gone public with its adoption of a service that standardizes how it protects "privileged" passwords — those used by members of the IT organization, for example, in network administration operations.
Five countries host nearly half of students heading to another country for their education, and, according to a new analysis, students from just three countries make up more than half of the population of those studying abroad.