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West Virginia State U Implements 10-Gigabit Switch, Other Network Upgrades

West Virginia State University has upgraded its network infrastructure to include a 10-gigabit core switch, an advanced router, power-over-Ethernet (PoE) switches and PoE access points in an effort to support researchers and to attract and retain top-notch students, faculty and administrators.

Sierra College Maker Space Fosters Student Innovation

The community college in suburban Sacramento has partnered with Hacker Lab to give students an opportunity to put to work the academic concepts they learn in their classes.

Report Identifies Barriers to Adopting Alternative Credentials

Despite the growing prominence of alternative credentials such as certificates, digital badges and endorsements, many institutions lack the strategic framework to define their value, according to higher education research and advisory firm Eduventures.

Western U To Create Virtual Reality Learning Center

A health sciences university will be opening a new virtual reality learning center in its main library jammed with new technologies.



Adelphi U Budget-Neutral Cogen Plant To Reduce Annual Energy Bill by $1.6 Million

Adelphi University in New York is continuing work on a major facilities project that will eventually save the private institution $1.6 million annually on energy.

Knewton Launches Free Learning Content Platform

The service, which is officially in beta, has invited teachers, parents and students to set up accounts. Any of those users may add learning content — instructional text, video lessons, quizzes and assessments — and make it available to everybody else.

Oral Roberts U Wireless Upgrade to Support Digital Learning

Over the next year, Oral Roberts University will undergo a massive wireless revamp aimed at "academic growth and expansion.”

Penn State Wins $2.9 Million To Develop Concentrating Solar Panels

Pennsylvania State University has won a $2.9 million grant to develop fixed-tilt concentrating photovoltaic panel that will provide significantly more solar energy than conventional solar panels.

San Diego Supercomputer Center Gets 1-Year Extension on 'Gordon'

The San Diego Supercomputer Center has received an extension from the National Science Foundation to continue operating the supercomputer known as Gordon until August 31, 2016.

Research Uncovers MOOC Cheating Strategy

Researchers from MIT and Harvard University have uncovered a new cheating scheme specific to MOOCs.