If crowdfunding can take a university to the moon, how else can technology drive student learning in the 21st century?
Instructure has chosen the winners of its Canvas Grants program, an initiative designed to encourage technological innovation from within the higher education and K-12 communities.
Indiana University has received an $882,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for the Kuali Open Library Environment (OLE), an open source library software system that helps research and academic libraries oversee and provide access to their growing collections.
Even though mainframes are about to celebrate their 50th birthday, they aren't going away any time soon. And that's why IBM has expanded its "Master the Mainframe Contest" to include a world championship intended to entice young people to consider learning more about workings of these general-purpose, very large, very fast servers.
How will efforts for student success — especially those leveraging technology — be coordinated, so participants in the completion agenda can work toward common goals? To examine one model, CT met with the lead developers of SOCCCD's suite of student success software, en route to a federal briefing tomorrow in the nation's capital.
The University of Wisconsin System has created a seed fund that will help commercialize ideas and technology developed at UW campuses.
The University of California, Los Angeles has launched a crowdfunding platform designed to help raise money for faculty and student organization projects.
Carnegie Mellon University has entered into a five-year, $10 million agreement with a private partner to research machine learning and interface technology in an effort to improve personalized user experiences.
Every year, more than 2 million adults are released from prisons and jails in the United States. Of those, some 40 percent find themselves incarcerated within three years of their release. But prison education programs can curb the three-year rate of recidivism by as much as 13 full percentage points. Unfortunately, according to a new report commissioned by the U.S. Department of Justice, those education programs saw some drastic cuts in the four years immediately following the start of the recession, especially in states with higher prison populations.
The National Science Foundation has granted seven awards of $300,000 each to university research projects that aim to develop next-generation network technologies.