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New Technology Allows Breakout Sessions for Large Online Video Classes

Zoom Breakout Rooms will allow instructors in video classes as large as 200 students to break into as many as 50 smaller groups.

UC Riverside Rec Center Video Wall Stacks 49 LCD Displays

University of California Riverside has installed a video wall featuring 49 displays in an effort to encourage student participation.

Blackboard Acquires Predictive Analytics Company Blue Canary

Blackboard today announced the acquisition of Blue Canary, a higher education predictive analytics company focused on retention.

Carnegie Mellon Software Intends To Teach Kids Without Teachers

A team of volunteers at Carnegie Mellon University is tackling the challenge of creating tablet software that can teach children without teachers to read, write and do basic math.



U Illinois, U Oregon Team with Private Partner To Target Student Violence

Two universities and a behavioral research and development firm will be working together on a five-year project to reduce high school violence.

Steelcase Education Launches Second Annual Active Learning Center Grant

The company will award up to 15 schools with a new active learning classroom valued at $62,000.

California College Hosts Event To Introduce STEAM Careers to Girls

Sierra College in the Sacramento suburb of Rocklin held the third annual Nontraditional Employment for Women (NEW) event.

U California Davis Goes Solar

The University of California, Davis has completed construction of a 16.3-megawatt solar power plant that will produce approximately 14 percent of the university's electricity needs.

Associates Degree or Cert in CTE Leads to Higher Earnings

People in California who earn a career technical education (CTE) degree or certificate from a community college earn more money — an average increase in income of 33 percent or 13 to 22 percent overall, respectively. Those are two findings from a research project undertaken by the Center for Poverty Research at the University of California, Davis.

Carnegie Mellon, Disney Partner on Robot Design Program for Novices

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and Disney Research have come up with an interactive design system that lets "casual users" create 3D-printable robotic creatures.

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