The federal government is awarding $121 million in grants with the aim of improving academic and career outcomes for those with disabilities
The National Institutes of Health has just made a major investment in the use of "big data" in healthcare. Eleven institutions from California to Pennsylvania have received grants to pursue centers of excellence in multiple areas as part of BD2K, the Big Data to Knowledge initiative.
The U.S. Department of Education will give the university $1.6 million a year for the next five years to support the program.
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.