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UMass Amherst to Save $6.2 Million with Solar Energy

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is installing solar panels in a move that will reduce its electricity costs by $6.2 million over the next 20 years.

Average Annual Cost of Textbooks at $602

Students spent less on average for their course materials this year than last year; and that's way lower than they paid a decade ago, according to the latest results reported by the National Association of College Stores, which surveyed college students in the United States and Canada.

TI Innovation Design Contest Winners Tackle Real-World Challenges

Three teams of engineering students created solutions to challenges involving medicine, space and health to win top honors in the Texas Instruments Innovation Challenge Design Contest.

UC Berkeley Awarded $1.4 Million to Research Online Science Education

A UC Berkeley research team will be using a second grant from the Institute of Education Sciences to expand on prior research that created online assessments for Next Generation Science Standards.



Instructure and Microsoft Add Integration between Canvas and Office 365

A new integration will simplify the interoperability of various functions between Microsoft Office 365 and Canvas from Instructure.

Canvas Integrates Intellify Analytics

Instructure and Intellify have partnered in an effort to provide more data-driven insights into student learning and achievement.

Half of Online Students Would Not Opt for Live Courses

New research into the demographics of online college students found 50 percent of them would probably not choose to attend classes on a physical campus.

Penn State Launches Center for Research of Education Inequity

A new center at Penn State will become a repository for data and research on the topic of inequity and the go-to source for evaluating programs and policies intended to address the disparities in order to identify those that have the best impact.

Thomas Edison State U to Expand OER Use with Outside Help

A public New Jersey university that caters to adults who want to finish their degrees is expanding its use of open educational resources with the help of an education technology company that provides services related to that.

Instructure Taps Barnes & Noble Education Analytics Tool

The companies have partnered to integrate an analytics tool within Instructure’s LMS to help support student outcomes and retention.

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