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Penn State To Create PD Badge System for Educators

Penn State University has landed a $500,000 subcontract to build a digital badge system for teachers receiving professional development in the use of science, technology, engineering and math content from NASA.

U Bedfordshire Implements End-User IT Analytics

The University of Bedfordshire in the UK has implemented an end-user IT analytics platform to help improve the efficiency of its IT service desk.

UNC Greensboro Gets $7.7 Million for STEM Teacher Support

The U.S. Department of Education will give the university $1.6 million a year for the next five years to support the program.

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Stanford U Display Wall Takes Visualization to a Higher Level

The newly furnished room includes high-resolution Christie MicroTiles that start two feet off the ground and form a seamless, curvilinear video wall that's 256-square-feet in size, spanning nearly the entire width of the room.



Wow! 5 Higher Ed Technologies Win Awards

Five education innovations, from adaptive learning technology to OER associate degrees to the use of gaming in supporting student writing, will be recognized during this year's annual meeting of WCET, the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies.

SUNY Adds Discovery Service for All State Higher Ed Institutions

SUNYConnect, the library system for New York's public higher education institutions, has deployed a new discovery service in an effort to provide more accurate search results.

GA Tech Google Glass App Does Captioning

Could Google Glass help people who are deaf or hard of hearing participate in everyday conversations? A group at the Georgia Institute of Technology College of Computing has developed speech-to-text "Glassware" that does just that.

Elsevier Adding Classic Science and Humanties Ebooks to Legacy Collection

Elsevier is releasing a slate of new ebooks to its Legacy collection on ScienceDirect in five new areas, including arts and STEM, as well as new materials in a variety of existing categories.

Online Tool Turns Admissions Interviews Into Virtual Events

A new virtual meeting tool will make it possible for prospective students to schedule interviews with college admissions officers online.

Survey: International Student Candidates are Finding U.S. Schools by Smartphone

If your institution is trying to attract the attention of potential candidates from other countries, it had better have a decent mobile Web presence, according to a new survey from World Education Services.