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RIT Fortifies Cybersecurity Lab

The Rochester Institute of Technology is extending its student cybersecurity training with the help of a private partner.

New York U Selects Winners of Connect Ability Challenge

New York University's Ability Lab has selected the winners of its Connect Ability technology challenge.

WebAssign Launches Analytics Tool for Students

WebAssign, a company that provides online instructional tools, has released My Class Insights, a new analytics tool for students.

Penn State Launches Online Master's in Electrical Engineering

Pennsylvania State University has adapted its master's in electrical engineering program to offer an online version through Penn State World Campus.



National Student Financial Aid Profile Report Finds Dramatic Increase in Need

As Congress debates reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, a national organization of financial aid professionals has issued its latest "National Student Aid Profile" to help policymakers understand what they're making decisions about.

Survey: Most Profs Find HS Grads Unready for College or Work

Survey: Most Profs Find HS Grads Unready for College or Work

The faculty survey found that in two-year colleges, only 4 percent of instructors found students "most generally able to do what is expected." The number was slightly higher in four-year schools: 12 percent. The rest reported that students had arrived to higher ed with at least some gaps in preparation.

Convoy! Penn State Works with UC Berkeley and Volvo on Smart Truck Testing

Imagine a platoon of long-haul trucks barreling down the freeway at 70 mph in tight proximity. When one decides to pass another, the platoon could seamlessly open up a spot. When an obstacle in traffic threatens their momentum, they would slow or change lanes in synch. That's the promise of intelligent commercial vehicles currently under study by researchers at Pennsylvania State University.

U Oklahoma IT Engages Users With Tech Taxi Service

Information Technology at the University of Oklahoma (OU) is going all out to tell the campus community about its services, including giving people lifts while sharing whatever's new on the technology front.

Chalkup 2.0 Adds iOS Tools for Teachers, Android Version to Follow

An application that lays additional class collaboration functionality on top of Google Apps for Education has added mobility features to its iOS version and hinted at an Android edition.

San Diego State Physics Prof Uses Transparent Whiteboard To Reach Students

A California university is experimenting with student engagement in a science class using a special writing surface, a studio audience and a streaming media site. Now, the institution is considering adding a second set-up just like it and others in the California State University system may follow.