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U Arizona Expands to Coursera from Udemy with Astronomy Course

A professor with a popular Udemy-hosted MOOC is trying out his astronomy course on Coursera next, with the hope of increasing completion rates. It'll be the first massive open online course offering on that platform from the University of Arizona.

Legislators Want Computer Science To Count for Language Requirement

A bill being pushed in the state of Washington would allow two years of computer science to count as two years of world languages for the purpose of admission into college in the state.

Notre Dame Repository To Preserve Research Big Data

The University of Notre Dame in Indiana has opened up a major research repository and portal to allow its community to preserve the digital assets and data from research for "decades."

Iowa Schools Team Up To Build Bridge Supporting Digital Liberal Arts

A small private college and a major research university, both in Iowa, have received a four-year, $1.6 million grant to explore digital liberal arts.



Deal with Carnegie Mellon Pits Uber Against Google

A new advanced technology center in Pittsburgh will bind Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) researchers to Uber in development of driverless vehicles and other projects.

Extron Debuts New Controllers for Classroom AV Systems

Extron has introduced five new Ethernet controllers with enhanced security.

$5 Million Grant Expanding VIP Big-Team, Big-Scale, Long-Term Research Program

The money will fund expansion of the Vertically Integrated Projects curricular approach, which mixes engineering instruction with research through multidisciplinary teams of faculty and graduate and undergraduate students.

Duke Opens Community Data Center with Focus on Early Learning

The goal of the new center: to inform decision-making related to area policies, programs and practices.

Global Oneness Project Launches Free Multimedia Resources, Lesson Plans

The Global Oneness Project, a curator of multicultural studies, has launched a multimedia initiative for K-12 and higher education that combines free digital stories and lesson plans.

Online Enrollment Growth Slows, But Still Outpaces Brick-and-Mortar

The number of higher education students taking at least one online course in 2014 is up 3.7 percent over the previous year — the slowest rate of increase in over a decade, according to a new survey from the Babson Survey Research Group.