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Report: Higher Ed Making Slow, Steady Technological Progress

Educational institutions in higher ed and K-12 are making slow but steady progress toward instructional and operational goals, such as improved use of student data, through use of technology, according to a new report from the Software and Information Industry Association.

New Portable Projector Weighs a Half Pound

The Touchjet Pond Projector, which will fit in the palm of your hand, can project an 80-inch image on any surface.

Australian University Expands Mediasite Lecture Capture Campuswide

As part of a major AV expansion project, Southern Cross University in Australia has expanded its Sonic Foundry Mediasite lecture capture deployment to all classrooms across its three campuses.

Report: Despite Equity Initiatives, STEM Gaps Persist

Despite a multitude of public and private initiatives, gender and racial gaps in STEM fields persist, according to a new STEM Index from U.S. News and World Report and Raytheon.



U North Carolina and SAS Launch a Dashboard to Monitor Teachers' Success

The University of North Carolina and business analytics firm SAS hope to boost enrollment in UNC’s Colleges of Education through improved performance tracking of teachers who graduate from the UNC system.

Autodesk To Offer Design Academy Free Through iTunes U

Autodesk will make the Autodesk Design Academy, a collection of curriculum resources, available through iTunes U.

Apple Updates iTunes U With Discussions, Homework Hand-in and a Grade Book

The new features, designed to facilitate communication between teachers and students, are all available now.

Finding Relevant Data Gets Easier With New Microsoft Research Graph

Microsoft Research has released the Microsoft Academic Graph to help researchers quickly identify academic papers that are most relevant to their own work.

Penn State Funds Projects To Enhance Online Learning

Pennsylvania State University's Center for Online Innovation in Learning will fund seven new projects designed to enhance teaching and learning through online innovation.

Red Hat Launches Open Source Software-Defined Storage Products

Red Hat is updating its storage portfolio with two new products designed for robust data protection, performance and management at scale.