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U of A Preps Classroom Spaces for Active Learning

The University of Arizona will demonstrate active learning next fall in five new classroom spaces of various sizes in different parts of the campus.

New Digital Signage Show for Higher Ed

A new conference and trade show is focusing on digital campus communication technology in higher education.

Research: Brief Online Interventions Can Improve Student Achievement

Researchers at Stanford University and the University of Texas, Austin studied the effect of brief, Web-based interventions on high school students at risk of dropping out and found that students' grade point averages increased after only two 45-minute sessions.

Duke Student Team Wins Annual DataFest

A team of students from Duke University won a Best Visualization Award for its presentation on data it analyzed from for the American Statistics Association’s annual DataFest.

Modo Labs Upgrades Kurogo Mobile Platform

Modo Labs' Kurogo mobile platform is getting an upgrade focused on user experience, mobile engagement and speedy mobile app deployment.

D2L Intros Brightspace Revamp

Ed tech company D2L today announced an upgrade to its Brightspace learning platform, featuring a new faculty user interface and Brightspace LeaP adaptive learning technology.

Cornell Designs 21st Century Classrooms

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.

Turnitin Releases Scoring Engine for Texts

Turnitin has launched the Turnitin Scoring Engine, a service designed to provide automated scoring of essays and short answer texts.

MIT Holds First Clean Earth Hackathon

Massachusetts Institute of Technology held its first Clean Earth Hackathon over the Earth Day weekend.

UC Berkeley Team Builds 'Smart' Grocery Cart With Recycled Smartphones

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.