Cornell University has created two new technology-enhanced classrooms to support active learning methods, such as group projects and flipped classrooms, as well as traditional lectures.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology held its first Clean Earth Hackathon over the Earth Day weekend.
A team of students from the University of California Berkeley created TouchCart, a "smart" grocery cart using recycled smart phones and, in the process, won the inaugural Smartphone Encore Challenge.
Duke University has received a total of $9.75 million in gifts and matching grants to sustain the Information Initiative at Duke (iiD), an interdisciplinary program to help faculty and students work on projects that pull meaning out of big data.
The University of Maryland and MakerBot have opened a MakerBot Innovation Center at the university's A. James Clark School of Engineering to provide UMD students and faculty with access to 3D printers for prototyping, model-making and small-scale creative and manufacturing projects.
Students at Amherst College can now go online to learn the fundamentals of business, through an arrangement with Harvard Business School's HBX online education initiative.
Children who stand at their desks instead of sitting stay on task better, according to a new research project by a team at Texas A&M University.
The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center has implemented secure private network connections to eight colleges and universities.
Designed to make adaptive learning materials available across print and digital platforms, the system will allow publishers to create personalized print chapters of textbooks, worksheets or assignments for schools that primarily rely on print textbooks. Students can learn using printed and/or digital adaptive content.
Universities are increasingly turning to outside companies to help them launch new online degree programs. In fact, higher ed research and advisory firm Eduventures has identified at least 26 companies — known as "online program management (OPM) providers" — currently operating in this space. The data comes out of a series of reports Eduventures recently published for its member institutions.