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SmarterMeasure Assessment Platform Adds Competency Ed Tools

SmarterServices is updating its content-agnostic assessment platform, SmarterMeasure, to include a competency-based education readiness indicator.

Blackboard Releases "Ultra Experience"

Blackboard, which produces Blackboard Learn 9.1, has gone into "general availability" with the new "Ultra Experience." It has also announced considerable enhancements to 9.1, provided in what it is now calling the "Original Experience."

WebAssign Debuts Placement Test Tool

WebAssign has launched PlaceU, a new tool designed to help institutions place students based on their own online assessments or those of other universities, such as Purdue or Texas A&M.



Assistance, Please! Smartphone Users Prefer Help with Privacy Settings

Sorting out privacy settings for apps on a smartphone is no job for a mere mortal. A research project at Carnegie Mellon University found that most people preferred the settings offered up by an automated "personalized privacy assistant" compared to the ones they could figure out for themselves.

NYU Tandon to Host K-12 Students, Teachers for STEMNow

New York University's Tandon School of Engineering will launch its fourth annual STEMNow program this week in an effort to inspire excitement about science, technology, engineering and math among K-12 students.

MIT Researchers Create Secure, Fast Anonymity System

The new system, Riffle, uses several existing encryption techniques to provide anonymity for users.

Augusta U Streamlines Grad Admissions

Augusta University has teamed up with a private partner in an effort to streamline its graduate admissions process.

Spectrum Offers Mobile Device Cart/Lectern Combo

Spectrum Industries has introduced a two-in-one Flex Lectern that combines an instructor workstation with a mobile device cart.

Blackboard Unveils Moodlerooms 3.0

Blackboard introduces Moodlerooms 3.0, with enhancements designed to improve teaching and learning experiences for teachers, students and administrators.

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