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Robots Give Chronically Ill Kids Valuable Social Ties with School

A University of California Irvine research project may be the first of its kind to attempt to measure the impact and feasibility of the use of robots to bring homebound students into the classroom when they can't be there physically.

WOW Awards Honor Technology Initiatives in Higher Education

Five higher education institutions have received this year's WOW Awards from the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies.

Indiana U Introduces Students to High-Tech Media Production Tools

The Media School and The Mark Cuban Center for Sports Media have adopted the Avid MediaCentral Platform to equip IU students with advanced media skills and introduce them to industry workflows.

UC San Francisco Outsourcing IT Ops to India

The University of California San Francisco intends to outsource many of its technology functions to an India-based service provider, resulting in layoffs for some 17 percent of the institution's 565-employee IT staff.

Massive LED Wall Scores Big among Auburn U Fans

Auburn University upgraded Jordan-Hare Stadium with a $13.9 million LED video display that runs 197 feet wide by 57 feet high and uses 8.7 million LEDs, alongside a new state-of-the-art sound system.

Michigan State U to Develop ‘Smart’ Counseling Tech

The National Science foundation awarded Michigan State University a $1 million grant to develop iSee, mobile technology that measures human behavior.

Penn State Students Attend Class via Robot

A pilot program from Pennsylvania State University’s Teaching and Learning With Technology office explores the value of “smart presence” technologies in education.

Rutgers U, Volute Partner on Personalized Learning Marketplace

The Center for Online and Hybrid Learning and Instructional Technologies (COHLIT) at Rutgers University in New Jersey has partnered with Volute to launch the Volute Marketplace, where universities can bundle and share personalized education solutions.

Audio Recording Program Boosted for Lecture Room Use

A company that develops recording software has introduced a new version of its flagship program optimized for students to use in lecture halls.

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