Technology

Apple to launch student ID cards for iPhone

Tech giant is working with universities to bring the functionality of a student ID card to the iPhone and Apple Watch.

Research universities quietly collaborate with Facebook. What are they working on?

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A growing number of academics are working with the social media platform to build new products, but few want to talk about it.

Ohio State professor's technology ban finds positive reaction and results

At an institution that prides itself on its use of technology, one professor goes in the opposite direction -- banning all electronic devices in his classes.

Universities work to offer complete Wi-Fi coverage on campus

Students expect wireless internet access everywhere on campus, and colleges and universities pay millions to provide it.

North Dakota University System blocks child porn

North Dakota University System limits its network after a series of recent arrests.

Students who earn C's in gateway courses are less likely to graduate, new data show

Data show that students who earn C's in foundational courses are much less likely to graduate. As a result, U of Arizona may require some C students to repeat a course.

Digital badging spreads as more colleges use vendors to create alternative credentials

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More colleges are issuing digital badges to help their students display skills to employers or graduate programs, and colleges are tapping vendor platforms to create a verified form of the alternative credentials.

Despite the hype, virtual reality still years away from making a difference in higher ed

The hype has some colleges wondering if now is the right time to jump in. High costs and development issues suggest the technology is still years away from making a difference.

Study finds inconclusive results about efficacy of adaptive learning

Major study of adaptive learning finds inconclusive results about its ability to improve outcomes and lower costs, but use at two-year colleges and in remedial courses shows potential.

Allowing devices in the classroom hurts academic performance, study finds

Study by faculty members at West Point finds students perform better academically when laptops and tablets are banned from the classroom.

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