The Open Academic Analytics Initiative, an NGLC grant recipient, is seeking to engender an ecosystem for learning analytics based on open source technologies. Its research includes scaling factors for learner analytics, the portability of predictive models among different types of academic institutions, and intervention strategies that leverage Open Educational Resources. Marist College, the lead institution on the grant, has partnered with two community colleges and two HBCUs to accomplish OAAI goals.
A consortium of education organizations will be developing an online repository of classroom videos to help new teachers learn from master instructors how to teach math and science topics in third through sixth grades.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham's Center for Information Assurance and Joint Forensics Research (CIA|JFR) has received $250,000 from Facebook for its efforts to international cybercriminals.
Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) has awarded $5.4 million in new grants to assist 13 secondary and postsecondary educational organizations in the development of new models of personalized, blended learning, where traditional classroom teaching methods are combined with computer-mediated activities.
EDUCAUSE & Internet2 Higher Education Information Security Council have launched a cyber security video competition for students.
Prince George's Community College in Largo, MD has received a continuation of National Science Foundation funding to continue expanding its cybersecurity outreach and develop faculty capabilities.
The WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies (WCET) has announced the recipients of the 2012 WCET Outstanding Work (WOW) award, which is for colleges, universities, and other organizations that develop exceptionally creative, technology-based solutions to address significant problems or needs in higher education.
Computer scientists at Brown University have been granted $1.5 million from the National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health to develop new computer algorithms and statistical methods to analyze large, complex datasets.
CDW-G has launched a new service designed to connect colleges, universities, and K-12 schools with grants and funding opportunities.
WCET, the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies, has been awarded $2.56 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to validate and extend the PAR Framework Project, ongoing research into the use of predictive analytics on a large-scale federated database to support decision making that removes barriers to student success.