At 2 p.m. Eastern on Sunday, January 18, you could settle down to watch American women's college basketball, catch part of the Southeastern Conference (Kentucky vs. Alabama) or cheer as Tobago and Trinidad take on Jamaica in the Super50 cricket tournament. Or you could tune into a livestream and watch thousands of college students pecking their way through Major League Hacking.
Brandman University has teamed with a private partner to provide digital badges for students in its online competency-based degree programs.
Two new display screens for classroom use will offer more features and higher visual quality.
Stanford University has wrapped its inaugural session of Literature and Social Online Learning, a new, interdisciplinary class that brings together students from computer science and the humanities to collaborate on literature technology projects.
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.
The University of Central Florida has won the 2014 Collegiate Cybersecurity Championship Cup.
The University of Delaware will issue new ID cards to students for an initiative dubbed "contactless" in an effort to improve security and reliability of campus access systems.
This week at CES 2015 in Las Vegas, Toshiba unveiled the Portégé Z20t, a detachable PC with pen input that combines a notebook and tablet in one device.
McGraw-Hill has launched a new version of its adaptive reading platform, SmartBook, with improvements designed to introduce students to resources at the exact moment they need them and new course areas for higher ed.
Cengage Learning's 4LTR Press has launched 4LTR Press Online, a digital learning tool featuring personalized study and assessment resources.