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$25K Prizes to Best Innovation for Boosting College Attainment

An Indiana non-profit dedicated to elevating postsecondary education outcomes has put up $50,000 to elicit the best ideas for boosting the number of people who earn post-secondary credentials out of high school.

Digital Learning Day is Feb. 23. Heres How to Celebrate

The annual Digital Learning Day, started in 2012, gives educators an opportunity to collaborate with peers, share ideas, try out new digital tools, celebrate education innovation and play a role in the transformation of their own schools and communities. Digital Learning Day 2017 is Thursday, Feb. 23.

GoFundMe Guidebook Says College Crowdfunding on the Rise

GoFundMe has released a new guidebook offering tips and resources for students and others to start their own college-related crowdfunding campaigns.



Cloud Service Offers Transcriptions for Video and Audio Recordings

A British company is hoping to woo higher ed to its software to provide transcriptions of class lectures for students who have hearing challenges.

Assistive Listening System for Lecture Halls Taps Smartphone Usage

The product works over existing wireless infrastructure and allows the user a choice of smart device and headphones to listen to audio via a free app.

Ellucian Drops Support for Competency-Based Education Platform

Citing insufficient market demand for full competency-based education solutions, Ellucian has decided to stop supporting the Brainstorm CBE platform.

Casio Releases New Projectors

Casio America, Inc. is releasing three new projectors: the new 4K, ultra HD, 5,000-lumen, lamp-free XJ-L8300HN, due in June, and the XJ-UT351W and the XJ-UT351WN ultra-short-throw projectors, available this month.

Report: Students Accepted to College Still Unprepared for Higher Ed

The study examined 2014-2015 data from 911 schools in total, almost all of which accepted students who then required extra help before they were ready to tackle a "full load of college-level, credit-bearing courses."

Top Hat Secures $22.5 Million to Challenge College Textbook Industry

The Canadian education technology startup is looking to go head-to-head with Pearson, McGraw-Hill and other American textbook publishers with its own cloud-based platform.

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