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Research: Faster Devices Call for Revamped Safety Standards

A multidisciplinary team from New York University has provided research that suggests regulators should reconsider how they evaluate the health risks of high-frequency radio waves.

EdX Course Collection Aims To Combat Summer Slide

EdX has partnered with the National Summer Learning Association to launch a collection of free courses designed to help combat summer slide.

3M Intros 60-Touch Display

3M has launched a 55-inch display capable of 60 simultaneous touches for multi-user collaboration.

AASA, Hobsons Team To Improve Access to Community Colleges

The School Superintendents Association and Hobsons, a provider of student advising and admissions systems, have partnered on an initiative that aims to help school districts and community colleges increase the number of students attending and graduating from community college.



West Virginia U Engineering Students Grab NASA Robotics Challenge Prize

A team of engineering students from West Virginia University has taken home a $100,000 prize from NASA in a "Sample Return Robot Challenge," part of the space agency's Centennial Challenges prize program.

Community Colleges and Employers Develop Online Course Content To Address High-Need Skills Gap

CorpU, a social learning platform, and Jobs for the Future, a national nonprofit that focuses on addressing workforce demands, have assembled the College Employer Collaborative (CEC), a group of community colleges and employers that will work with CorpU to develop college curricula and credentials intended to meet the needs of high-growth industries.

Penn State Develops Virtual Reality for Distance Education

Engineering students at Penn State have developed an immersive virtual reality system with the potential to provide distance education students with an immersive, tactile classroom experience.

UC Irvine Finally Adding Wi-Fi to Residence Halls

Undergraduates living on campus this coming fall at the University of California, Irvine will finally be able to unplug their devices in the residence halls. The institution is in the process of installing 802.11ac in the residential housing as part of a longer-term campus-wide wireless upgrade.

Western Governors U To Launch Journal of Competency Ed

Western Governors University is teaming with Wiley to launch The Journal of Competency-Based Education, a scholarly publication focused on competency-based education with policy makers, practitioners and researchers as the intended audience.

Marist College Tests Yield Software for Admitted Students Follow-Through

New York-based Marist College has adopted new software to engage people who have been admitted to the school to ensure that they show up at the start of the semester.