Five education innovations, from adaptive learning technology to OER associate degrees to the use of gaming in supporting student writing, will be recognized during this year's annual meeting of WCET, the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies.
Twenty-four colleges and universities have received grants totaling $75 million to support efforts to improve post-secondary access and completion.
Seven finalists have been named by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in a multi-year, multi-million dollar competition to develop digital courseware for personalized learning in higher education.
Instructure will award $100,000 in grants to projects that demonstrate "lossless learning."
The United States Department of Education has awarded the College of New Rochelle in New Rochelle, NY a $10 million grant to fund its collaborative learning program for science, technology, engineering and math disciplines.
The University of Florida has received a donation of a $500,000 "big data" machine from IBM.
A joint partnership between the National Science Foundation and Semiconductor Research Corp. is funding nine research initiatives at 10 universities to develop new strategies for ensuring the security of semiconductors and other systems.
Boston University is receiving $800,000 from the National Science Foundation to research, prototype, and evaluate new kinds of "smart city" services for the city of Boston and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
A new XPrize will award one team $10 million to develop the most effective software and content for helping children around the world teach themselves how to read, write and do arithmetic.
LearnLaunch Accelerator, a Boston-based ed tech startup program, is accepting applications for its 2015 cohort.