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Carnegie Mellon Offers 3D Printing Courses

Carnegie Mellon University has launched an undergraduate engineering course in additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing.

Carnegie Mellon's Poker-Playing AI Loses Tournament

Claudico, an artificial intelligence (AI) program created at Carnegie Mellon University finished in second-to-last place in the "Brains Vs. Artificial Intelligence" exhibition tournament that began on April 24 at Rivers Casino in Pennsylvania, but the difference in score is not large enough to be statistically significant, according to information from the university.

Gamers Test Cornell Students' Best Efforts in Game Design Showcase

The annual Cornell University Game Design Showcase allows the public to try out games designed by students over the last school year.

Northwestern U Holds Big Data Analytics Hackathon

Northwestern University and Teradata held their second annual data mining hackathon on April 29.



Caliper Analytics Specification Set for Release

The Caliper Analytics interoperability specification from the IMS Global Learning Consortium has achieved "candidate final release" status.

Stanford Video Discussion Group Tool Leads to Improved Outcomes

Stanford University is testing out the use of small group video discussions to see what impact it has on learning outcomes for people in massive open, online courses. So far it looks like scores on exams and assignments go up for participants.

Global Survey: Students Want a Bigger Focus on Career Outcomes

For the second year in a row, a majority of students all around the world stated that they believe the primary purpose of education is to improve their employment prospects. In fact, they have some specific advice for the colleges and universities they attend: Foster an entrepreneurial atmosphere and teach soft skills.

City Year, College Week Live Team up on College Admissions, AmeriCorps Recruits

City Year is partnering with College Week Live in an effort to help guide more students through college admissions.

Brigham Young U To Host Chem Open Lab Day

Brigham Young University will host its third annual Chem Open Lab Day May 9 and 16 in an effort to encourage students in grades 7-12 to pursue an education in chemistry.

Google Classroom Adds Mobile Editing, Grading

Google has released an update to its Google Classroom software, bringing several new features to the mobile app.