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Historically Black Institutions Pursue Higher College Completion Rates with Complete College America

The College Fund will also kick off a "Fifteen to Finish" program with its member institutions. This CCA best practice encourages students to take 15 or more credits each semester to help ensure they graduate within four years.

Penn State Launches Local Contest for Next Big Ed Tech Idea

A Pennsylvania State University network of students, faculty, staff and alumni is looking for products, services or solutions that fuel learning and drive student success.

Lumina-Backed Contest Seeks Crowdsourced Digital Credential Concepts

Experts in digital credentials are turning to members of the public to come up with new ideas for getting colleges and universities and industry to work better together in tighten the skills gap.

Echo360 Acquires Assessment and Credentialing Platform

Echo360 is adding new tools to assess learning and measure student engagement in continuing education programs, thanks to the acquisition of online learning company Astute Technology.



FIRE Launches Online First Amendment Library

Contents include a database of 900 Supreme Court cases dealing with First Amendment issues, which will expand as the court continues taking case.

Report: IT Professionals Worldwide Say It’s Still Early for AR Adoption

A new survey of global IT professionals and consumers looks at the risks and rewards of augmented reality and the Internet of Things.

Destination Imagination, Berkeley Life Sciences Team up on STEAM Ed

Destination Imagination and Berkeley Life Sciences have partnered in an effort to promote science, technology, engineering, arts and math education.

RIT Launches New Building Devoted to Gaming, Digital Media and More

Rochester Institute of Technology today announced the launch of a new facility to house MAGIC Spell Studios, a collaborative program that combines entrepreneurship, academics, content creation, production and distribution for digital media such as games, apps, film and art.

Groups Urge Federal Commission to Reject Student Unit Record System

Various parent groups and privacy advocates published a letter opposing the creation of a database tracking academic and employment outcomes for college and university students.

MIT CSAIL Lab Develops Wireless VR System

Researchers at a Massachusetts Institute of Technology lab have created a prototype system that enables any VR headset to work wirelessly.

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