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Excelsior College Adds Partner for New CBE Program

Excelsior College will partner in a plan to help higher-education institutions provide competency-based education programs to their students.

Report: Teacher Prep Courses Easier Than Other Majors

Teacher candidates are significantly more likely to graduate with honors than other students owing to less rigorous coursework, according to a new report from the National Council on Teacher Quality.

WebAssign Adds 23 New Math Texts

WebAssign, a provider of online instructional tools, has added 23 new online math textbooks from publishers including Cengage Learning, John Wiley & Sons, OpenStax College, W.H. Freeman and Worldwide Center of Math.

Student Competitors Face Off at NYU-Poly Cyber Security Week

New York University Polytechnic's School of Engineering will be hosting eight separate security events this week in the 11th annual Cyber Security Awareness Week Conference.



Georgia Tech Adds Private Partner for Internet of Things Research

The Georgia Institute of Technology has teamed with a private partner to develop new technologies, such as telematics, wearables or LTE network improvements, for the Internet of Things.

Pearson Updates Tutoring Service with Dashboard iPad App

Pearson has updated its Smarthinking on-demand tutoring service in an effort to improve online learning outcomes for individuals and institutions.

Columbia Launches Hybrid Learning Initiative

Columbia University has asked faculty members for proposals to incorporate hybrid learning into their classrooms.

U Arizona Engineers Intend To Tighten Wi-Fi

A University of Arizona research project hopes to figure out how to stop the eavesdropping that can take place in wireless transmissions.

Carnegie Mellon Gives Privacy Grade to Android Apps

Google Maps gets an A. The free version of Angry Birds gets a C. And My ABCs by BabyBus gets a D. The letters assigned to each of these Android apps are grades, and while A is great, D means failure — in privacy, that is.

Harvard Researchers Under Fire for Snapping Student Pix without Letting Them Know

When does a university need to inform its students that they may be photographed for the purposes of research without letting them know first? Harvard University is working through that question now in the wake of admissions that cameras were secretly set up in some classrooms by the Harvard Initiative for Learning and Teaching as part of a research study.