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Flipping Lifts Learning Outcomes in Science Course

A five-year experiment among students taking an upper-level undergraduate science course found that the flipped and active model improved student outcomes, particularly among females and students with lower grade point averages.

Central Michigan University Opens MakerBot Center

Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant, MI has just opened the first MakerBot Innovation Center in Michigan.

Ellucian To Launch New Higher Ed Big Data Model

Ellucian is working with 15 higher education institutions to develop a new model that will "translate" student data from as many as 20 databases.

BbookX: a tool that lets teachers creat open textbooks using free OER

Penn State Technology Allows Faculty and Students to Build Their Own Textbooks from OER

Penn State researchers have been piloting a technology that allows faculty (and students) to build e-textbooks algorithmically using keywords to gather together materials from open resources.

U Kentucky Mining Real-Time Student Engagement Data

The University of Kentucky is pioneering a new predictive analytics model to support both student advising and institutional decision-making.

IMS Global Grants First Caliper Analytics Certifications

IMS Global Learning Consortium today announced nine organizations whose ed tech products have achieved conformance certification to its newly released Caliper Analytics standard.

Mississippi State Virtual CC Hands off Proctoring Work

Mississippi Virtual Community College has gone public with its use of an automated proctoring system.

Money Motivates Millennials to Pursue Master's Degrees; Passion for Learning Draws Gen Xers

Most people pursue advanced degrees primarily for the higher earnings they expect as a result, according to new research from LinkedIn.

UNC Charlotte Revamps Wireless Network to Support Mobile Devices, Ed Tech and More

A dramatic increase in the number of wireless devices on campus, coupled with heightened demand for new technologies in the classroom, led the University of North Carolina at Charlotte to upgrade its wireless infrastructure.

Study: College Fails to Fully Prepare Students for Their Careers

Only 5 percent of former college students now in the workforce feel that their post-secondary education fully prepared them for their career, according to a global survey by Instructure, maker of the Canvas learning management system.