Online learning will grow this year, but only modestly; more colleges and universities will test out competency-based assessment; and education technology will continue expanding as an industry, driven by investment capital. Those are three of the predictions for the coming year from higher education research and advisory firm Eduventures.
Non-profits — including institutions of higher education — may be losing out on potential donations by not using a secure Web site to accept those.
Nominations are now open for the 2015 CT Innovators Awards.
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded a five-year, $2 million grant to Carnegie Mellon University to train graduate students and faculty to use technology-enhanced learning for education in the humanities.
A $30 million Google Lunar XPrize has just doled out its first two monetary prizes on the mission to place a robot on the moon and explore its surface. Carnegie Mellon University is one of the beneficiaries.
North American schools and universities have an opportunity to outfit an active learning classroom for free through a new grant program from Steelcase Education.
In an effort to promote commercialization of technology at the University of North Carolina, the Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School is launching a program for entrepreneurial education and mentoring as well as supporting UNC technology-based companies.
California State University, Fresno will expand its DISCOVERe tablet program with the help of a $50,000 grant.
Teradata University Network has selected the winners of its first data analytics contest for higher education students.
Morehouse College will receive $700,000 in Microsoft software as part of a grant from the Thurgood Marshall College Fund.