news roundup

Taking higher-ed technology to the next level

Catch up on the most compelling higher-ed news stories you may have missed this week


Every Friday, I’ll bring you a recap of some of the most interesting and thought-provoking news developments that occurred over the week.


I can’t fit all of this week’s news stories here, though, so feel free to visit and read up on other news you may have missed.


In this week’s news:


University tech lab takes on virtual reality
Carolina Cruz-Neira’s visualization technology lab in the Emerging Analytics Center at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock is a playground for the imagination.


Ohio’s troubled online learning project investigated

The Ohio inspector general is investigating a troubled joint project by Ohio State University and the state Board of Higher Education to create a clearinghouse of online learning materials.


Ithaca College embarks on solar project
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and Ithaca College announced that construction is underway on a 2.9 megawatt (MW) solar electric project that will provide enough electricity to meet approximately 10 percent of the college’s energy needs.


4 steps to launching a CBE program
A pioneer of competency-based education shares the key steps for developing a successful CBE program.

Laura Ascione