Tennessee Tech University and Chapman University have begun a contest to see which school can produce the most electricity for the power grid by using gym equipment installed at their schools.
Adapt Courseware has issued a request for proposals for its scalable adaptive learning research grants, with research to be targeted on the effectiveness of the company's adaptive learning platform in Introduction to Psychology and Introduction to Sociology courses with 300 to 1,000 credit-seeking students per section.
Portland State University has received a donation of test, measurement, and monitoring instrumentation and equipment worth more than $22,000 to its Fariborz Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science.
Carnegie Mellon University, Rwanda has been awarded a grant to advance research on information and communication technology for healthcare in developing countries.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded a $1.19 million grant to Western Governors University to launch competency-based associate's degree programs in information technology.
A company that specializes in helping institutions convert their traditional courses to online ones has launched a grant program that will help fund research on the impact and effectiveness of online learning.
A Swedish company has signed on at Stanford University in a unique mentoring arrangement in which the commercial entity pays an "affiliate fee" of $75,000 to propose a project theme to be undertaken in the course.
A Los Angeles couple's $1 million gift will be used to grow and support online learning programs at Santa Monica College.
During the Spring 2013 Semester, students at MassBay Community College will be able to take a three-credit hour course on Practical Python Programming that incorporates online course materials and instructional tools developed at MIT and made available through edX. Through its partnership with edX, MassBay will examine how courses developed at a premier research and teaching institution like MIT can be leveraged effectively by community colleges.
Six universities have received grants under an expanded program aimed at researching teaching practices involving the use of technology, including flipped classrooms and blended learning.