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Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center Upgrades Network

The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center has implemented secure private network connections to eight colleges and universities.

Knewton and HP Introduce Customized, Personalized Print Learning Materials

Designed to make adaptive learning materials available across print and digital platforms, the system will allow publishers to create personalized print chapters of textbooks, worksheets or assignments for schools that primarily rely on print textbooks. Students can learn using printed and/or digital adaptive content.

Arizona State U, edX Partner on Global Freshman Academy

Arizona State University and edX have launched the Global Freshman Academy, a new program that allows students to complete their first year of college online for credit.

Count of Schools Going Outside To Launch Online Degree Programs Rising

Universities are increasingly turning to outside companies to help them launch new online degree programs. In fact, higher ed research and advisory firm Eduventures has identified at least 26 companies — known as "online program management (OPM) providers" — currently operating in this space. The data comes out of a series of reports Eduventures recently published for its member institutions.



University of Kansas Outfits Residence Halls with Cutting-Edge ResNet

The University of Kansas’s newest residential communities will be tricked out with high-speed wired and WiFi services, cable television and 24/7 support .

U Chicago Deploys Web-Scale Storage for Genomic Data Research

The University of Chicago has implemented a Web-scale storage system to support data commons and data clouds at its Center for Data Intensive Science.

Financial Aid Offices Burdened with Compliance, Seek Federal Relief

Paperwork related to regulation is impairing the ability of financial aid staff to help college students. That's the conclusion in a report aptly named, "2015 Administrative Burden Survey," produced by the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.

MakerBot App Now Turns 2D Images Into 3D-Printable Files

Designed for beginners who want to get started quickly with 3D printing, the new Shape Maker app allows users to transform sketches, photos and screen captures into files that can then be sent to a variety of MakerBot printers.

ProctorU Launches Multifactor Online Student Verification

Higher education institutions have a new tool to verify online student identities in a variety of settings, from attendance tracking and online testing to managing financial aid disbursements.

Report: Cloud Infrastructure To Grow 21 Percent in 2015

Total IT cloud infrastructure spending will grow 21 percent over the course of 2015 to reach $32 billion in the United States, or about a third of all IT infrastructure spending, according to a new forecast from International Data Corp.