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University of Nevada, Las Vegas Melds Operational Intelligence with Learning Analytics

For several years, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas has used Splunk Enterprise to monitor the efficiency of its IT infrastructure and to help identify potential issues. Now, the institution is tapping into the analytics platform for academic research, mining data from the learning management system to better understand how students learn.

ProQuest Launches New Online Library Catalog Enrichment Service

ProQuest, in partnership with LibraryThing, has launched Syndetics Unbound, a new online service designed to provide libraries and their patrons with dynamic information and interactive, guided discovery through the online catalog.

Online Learning Consortium, Tyton Partners Launch Courseware in Context

The Online Learning Consortium, in collaboration with Tyton Partners, has formally released the Courseware in Context Framework.

NYU to Host Ed Tech Festival

New York City is getting its own education innovation conference.

California Community Colleges Unveils Course Exchange System

California Community Colleges will soon allow students to cross-register for online courses through a course exchange system.

Online Game Battles Alzheimer's

Cornell University researchers have developed a game that they say they hope will be picked up and played by non-experts to help the experts accelerate their Alzheimer's research efforts.

U-M to Plan Digital Strategy for Future Innovation

The Office of Academic Innovation at U-M will spend the next year identifying more ways to encourage faculty and staff to embrace digital technology in the classroom.

Camtasia Updates Add 'Professional-Grade' Video Features

Video creation platform Camtasia has been updated with new features designed to enable instructors to make their videos more professional looking.

2 Ohio Colleges Building Publicly Funded Portfolio Project

Two Ohio institutions are partnering to build a web-based application to help students submit a digital portfolio of prior learning that can be assessed for college credit.

U Pennsylvania's Low-Cost Online Anatomy Courses Use VR

Spurred by the success of an earlier anatomy class offered as a massive open online course, the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine is expanding its course offerings through its own institutional website and enhancing the course content with the help of a textbook publisher and 3D simulation company.

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