Campus Technology Articles

New Tools Help Adult Students Come Back to Complete Their Degrees
Posted on Thursday July 20, 2017

Student success coaching services provider InsideTrack has come up with a new suite of Re-Enrollment & Re-Entry offerings designed to help colleges and universities get former students back on track to complete their degrees.

Kahoot! Adds $10 Million in Funding, Launches Mobile App
Posted on Thursday July 20, 2017

Kahoot!, the popular game-based learning platform, has added $10 million of funding to its series A financing round, the company said Wednesday. A group of new private investors from Norway, where Kahoot! is based, led this series A extension funding round, joining current investors Microsoft Ventures, Creandum and Northzone.

Eastern Iowa Community Colleges Gains $780,000 NSF Grant for VR Water Project
Posted on Thursday July 20, 2017

Eastern Iowa Community Colleges (EICC) was recently awarded a $784,218 grant through 2020 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for a project focused on developing a virtual reality (VR) educational curriculum for water management.

Examity to Provide Online Proctoring for Open edX Platform
Posted on Thursday July 20, 2017

This fall, courses delivered on the Open edX platform will be able to incorporate live, recorded or fully automated proctoring from online proctoring and identify verification company Examity.

State Giving Some College Students a Free Ride if They're Willing to Become STEM Teachers
Posted on Thursday July 20, 2017

Lawmakers in North Carolina have allocated funding towards scholarships for up to 160 college students who commit to teaching a STEM subject or special education within the state.

MIT Research: Put People Together for Greater Collaboration
Posted on Thursday July 20, 2017

If you want to get people to collaborate more, stop emphasizing virtual meetings and find ways to get them together in physical ways. That's what Massachusetts Institute of Technology found in a recent study among its researcher population.

U North Carolina Opts for Unit-Adaptable Course Eval System
Posted on Thursday July 20, 2017

The school sought a solution that could standardize course evaluation functionality, such as reporting, while still leaving autonomy in place across the various departments and units to customize the assessment contents.

Research: Sophomores a Decade Later
Posted on Thursday July 20, 2017

Researchers look at outcomes for students who were part of the generation that came of age during the dot-com bubble, the attacks of September 11, the Great Recession and myriad changes in the business of higher education, including higher tuition and a greater reliance on ever-larger student loans.

D2L Brightspace Summer17 Brings Efficiency, Data Access
Posted on Thursday July 20, 2017

D2L is rolling out a number of enhancements to its Brightspace learning management system with a new Summer17 release.

Solar Energy Curricula Now Available Through Schools Power, ForeFront Power
Posted on Thursday July 20, 2017

ForeFront Power and Schools Power recently teamed up to develop and launch a number of educational resources that teach K–12 and college students the basic principles of solar energy.

Lustre 2.1 Adds Progressive File Layouts, Project Quota Support
Posted on Wednesday July 19, 2017

Lustre 2.1 was quietly released last week, adding several new features to the open source filesystem for high-performance computing environments.

New Dremel 3D Printer Supports Remote Build Management with Visual Monitoring
Posted on Wednesday July 19, 2017

The DigiLab 3D45 offers remote build management, including network support, a 720p camera for monitoring the build, monitoring of multiple 3D printers and a cloud-based slicing tool.

Winners Chosen for 2017 SkillsUSA Additive Manufacturing Competition
Posted on Wednesday July 19, 2017

More than 16,000 students, teachers, industry professionals and others attended the 53rd annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference, a SME and Stsratasys-hosted conference that showcases career and technical education (CTE) students participating in SkillsUSA. SME created the Additive Manufacturing Contest for SkillsUSA for high school and college students with the main objective to attract more students to careers in manufacturing through an emerging technology and to advance an increasingly relevant technology.

Indiana University Taps Tech to Optimize Course Scheduling
Posted on Wednesday July 19, 2017

More than 100,000 students at Indiana University will soon have a clearer pathway to graduation, thanks to technology that streamlines the course scheduling process.

Finding the ROI of Online Programs
Posted on Wednesday July 19, 2017

It's time to get serious about growing online education programs if your institution wants them to be sustainable. This Arizona State University research project is examining the costs and benefits of scaling digital learning in order to share replicable return-on-investment mechanics and tools for any school willing to take on the challenge.