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IBM Pursuing Academic and Training Traction for Bluemix Cloud Platform

IBM is promoting its Bluemix cloud platform in multiple ways among academics and trainers. That includes development of cloud curricula, skills training for women returning to work and summer camps for high school girls.

Report: Student Debt Strikes Multiple Aspects of Millennials' Lives

Compared to baby boomers, millennials are feeling the squeeze of student debt tied to their college education in multiple arenas: deciding to marry, buy a car or house and the jobs they took out of school.

Hughes Launches Solutions for K-12 and Higher Ed

Hughes Network Systems, a provider of broadband satellite solutions and services, has launched a new suite of products for educational institutions, including high-speed satellite Internet access, digital signage, distance learning and managed wireless networking.

Web-Based LMS Promotes Assessment Activities

A new Web-based learning management system allows for teaching and interactive presentations to be delivered online with an emphasis on assessment.



STEM Teaching Needs Reboot

A group of research-active science faculty members has called for "immediate change" to improve the quality of university STEM education.

North Dakota University System Joins Student Success Collaborative

Setting its sights on better retention, graduation rates and student outcomes, the North Dakota University System (NDUS) has established a statewide partnership with the Predictive Analytics Reporting (PAR) Framework, an independent, nonprofit provider of learner analytics as a service.

New Mobile App Enables College Application Via Smartphone

TargetX has introduced a product it says will allow prospective higher ed students to complete every facet of the admissions process on their mobile devices.

Report: Most Common Diversity Practice Targets Underserved Students to Apply

Sometime during its 2015-2016 term the Supreme Court will be revisiting the Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin case, in which a white woman accused the school of discriminating against her on the basis of her race. Against that background, a new research project has examined the diversity strategies employed at 338 non-profit four-year institutions. Researchers at the American Council on Education's (ACE) Center for Policy Research and Strategy (CPRS) found that six out of 10 of the "most selective" institutions consider race in admissions.

Regent Ed Software Supports Accounting for Competency-Based Programs

An education technology company has confirmed that its financial aid software can work in schools that offer non-typical enrollment models such as non-term and competency-based education.

New Rubric-Based Scoring API Aims To Evaluate Student Performance in Digital Lessons

A new application programming interface promises to enable education developers to introduce scoring analytics into simulations, games and other open-ended assessment items and digital learning objects.