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New Digital Platform Focuses on Student Fatigue, Confidence Levels

McGraw-Hill has launched Connect Master, a new digital platform designed for presonalized learning.

Hack Reactor Opens New MakerSquare Programming School in Los Angeles

The Hack Reactor collective of programming schools plans to open a new campus in Los Angeles through its Austin-based partner, MakerSquare.

MIT Students Get a Taste of Programming for Autonomous Vehicles

Every January for four weeks MIT students, faculty, staff and alumni have the chance to partake of "independent activities period" where they get to try out lectures series, how-to sessions, contests and other activities that strike their fancy. This January, a joint program offered by the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AeroAstro) and Lincoln Laboratory gave participants an opportunity to learn how to program autonomous algorithms for driving cars without human intervention.

UC Riverside Expands Online Engineering Degree Programs

Through a partnership with Pearson, the University of California at Riverside's Bourns College of Engineering is growing its online engineering degree programs, adding specializations in Bioengineering, Electrical Engineering (Power Systems), Environmental Engineering Systems (Water), Materials at the Nanoscale, and Mechanical Engineering.



Gale Tackles Digitizing of Arabic Source Materials

Educational publishing company Gale is getting off the ground with a new multi-year project to digitize Arabic primary sources and reference materials.

Universities Share $3.2 Million To Improve STEM Teaching Skills

The 22 institutions of higher education associated with the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning will get the funding to train and mentor graduate students preparing to become college instructors themselves.

Higher Ed Canvas Grants Aim To End 'Lossless Learning'

Instructure has given its 2015 Canvas Grants to six college and university educators who demonstrated in their submitted proposals the best ways to develop innovative programs and improve education.

People are Shocked — Shocked! — When They Learn Just How Much Mobile Data They Share

When people learn just how often their smartphone apps share their information with third parties, they put a stop to it.

NYU Wireless Adds New Partner for 5G Wireless Research

NYU Wireless, New York University's multidisciplinary academic research center for wireless networking theories and techniques, has partnered with SiBEAM, a developer of intelligent millimeter-wave technologies for wireless communications, to advance research in 5G wireless technologies.

NC State Libraries Adds Data Mining To Archive Usage

North Carolina State University Libraries is shifting its contractual agreements with external archive collections to include text and data mining as part of its access.