The United States Department of Education will award more than $135 million to 25 applicants in the fourth round of the Investing in Innovation (i3) competition.
Across-the-board cuts in federal spending have already had "immediate, detrimental effects" on research universities, including losses in personnel, a diminished capacity for purchasing equipment, a drop in productivity and cuts to research programs. And it's having a serious, negative impact on students as well, according to a new report.
States spent $1.4 billion in research and development in the latest fiscal year for which there is information, an 11.3 percent increase over the previous fiscal year. Academic institutions claimed the largest share of external expenditures.
Northern Arizona University is now accepting financial aid for its Personalized Learning program.
The Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania has launched a start-up incubator specifically designed to help education business ideas get off the ground.
The Teaching Research Institute at Western Oregon University has been awarded $10.5 million by the United States Department of Education to operate the operate the National Center on Deaf-Blindness.
The University at Buffalo, part of the State University of New York (SUNY) system, has received a nearly $1 million grant to support its technology transfer efforts related specifically to technologies developed for individuals with disabilities.
Instructure, the maker of the Canvas learning management system and the Canvas Network MOOC platform, is awarding $100,000 in grants to K-12 and higher education institutions.
IMS Global Learning Consortium has launched the Connected Learning Innovation Challenge in an effort to encourage plug and play integration of learning apps, tools, and content.
An online certificate program in food security, several programs of study that help educators learn how to deliver instruction online, and multi-degree program that includes online career fairs and webinars with experts were among the recipients of this year's innovation awards from Sloan Consortium (Sloan-C).