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Modo Labs Upgrades Kurogo Mobile Platform

Modo Labs' Kurogo mobile platform is getting an upgrade focused on user experience, mobile engagement and speedy mobile app deployment.

D2L Intros Brightspace Revamp

Ed tech company D2L today announced an upgrade to its Brightspace learning platform, featuring a new faculty user interface and Brightspace LeaP adaptive learning technology.

Cornell Designs 21st Century Classrooms

Cornell University has created two new technology-enhanced classrooms to support active learning methods, such as group projects and flipped classrooms, as well as traditional lectures.

Turnitin Releases Scoring Engine for Texts

Turnitin has launched the Turnitin Scoring Engine, a service designed to provide automated scoring of essays and short answer texts.



MIT Holds First Clean Earth Hackathon

Massachusetts Institute of Technology held its first Clean Earth Hackathon over the Earth Day weekend.

UC Berkeley Team Builds 'Smart' Grocery Cart With Recycled Smartphones

A team of students from the University of California Berkeley created TouchCart, a "smart" grocery cart using recycled smart phones and, in the process, won the inaugural Smartphone Encore Challenge.

Big Data Finds Support at Duke U

Duke University has received a total of $9.75 million in gifts and matching grants to sustain the Information Initiative at Duke (iiD), an interdisciplinary program to help faculty and students work on projects that pull meaning out of big data.

U Maryland Opens MakerBot Innovation Center

The University of Maryland and MakerBot have opened a MakerBot Innovation Center at the university's A. James Clark School of Engineering to provide UMD students and faculty with access to 3D printers for prototyping, model-making and small-scale creative and manufacturing projects.

HBX Teaching Business Fundamentals to Amherst Students Online

Students at Amherst College can now go online to learn the fundamentals of business, through an arrangement with Harvard Business School's HBX online education initiative.

Research: Standing Desks Keep Students Better Tuned In

Children who stand at their desks instead of sitting stay on task better, according to a new research project by a team at Texas A&M University.