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Pantheon Launches EDU Version for Higher Ed

Pantheon, a Web site management platform for WordPress and Drupal, has introduced Pantheon for EDU exclusively for educational institutions.

Texas A&M To Use Visualization Space To Archive Protest

A group of students and faculty at Texas A&M University livestreamed Rise Up!, a protest against mass incarceration taking place in New York City on Saturday, October 24.

U Florida Turns Distance Learning Into Searchable Video on Demand

The University of Florida is rolling out technology from Sonic Foundry to record, store and manage distance learning courses, collaborative meetings and special events that occur via videoconference.

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.