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UC Berkeley Community Offered Free Encryption Service

At least somebody is trying to make the best of the on-going cyber-privacy debate at the University of California Berkeley. VeriFyle, a company with an encryption service, has invited anybody with a Berkeley.edu email address to sign up for a free account.

Oculus Rift for education

Oculus Rift Begins Shipping

Rift has arrived. Oculus announced in a blog that it had begun shipping its virtual reality (VR) headset first to those who invested in its idea through Kickstarter. Next, pre-ordered Rifts will ship out, starting "mid-week."

U Toronto Makes Course Eval System Available to other Institutions

An innovative course evaluation system that the University of Toronto has used for some time will now be marketed to other colleges and universities.

ASU Wins $10 Million Grant To Develop Digital Science Courseware

Arizona State University’s School of Earth and Space Exploration will receive the $10.18-million grant to build the next generation’s digital learning experiences.



Rochester Institute of Tech To Host STEM Camps for Students with Hearing Disabilities

The Rochester Institute of Technology will host week-long summer camps focused on science, technology, engineering and math for students entering grades 7-9.

eThink Integrates Moodle, CampusAnyware SIS

eThink Education, a provider of technology management services for the open source Moodle learning management system, has integrated its eThink Moodle product with the EDC Technology's CampusAnyware student information system.

ACT, CollegeWeekLive Team To Pair Students with Admissions Officers

ACT and CollegeWeekLive have partnered to integrate the latter's chat application directly with ACT Profile to allow students to chat with college admissions representatives while researching schools.

Explain Everything Debuts New Whiteboard App for iPads

Explain Everything has updated the Explain Everything Collaborative Whiteboard, an iOS app designed specifically for use in education.

Blackboard Partners with ReadSpeaker for Text-to-Speech Tech

ReadSpeaker has partnered with Blackboard to make its text-to-speech technology more available to students around the world.

Penn State Opens Maker Commons

Penn State students and faculty all over the world can now design and 3D print their own materials at a new 3D printing lab known as the Maker Commons.

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