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MakerBot Unveils New 3D Printing Products

MakerBot has introduced a number of new 3D printer products it says will better serve the needs of educators.

E-Learning Platform Provides Alternative to Medical School Lectures

Medskl offers medical school professors and students free access to alternative learning materials from top medical professionals around the world.

From IoT to IoE: More Ways for Institutions to Connect to Everything

From wearables, to smart objects and environments, to sensor networks, and more, our choices for connecting with the Internet of Things are increasing exponentially. We are now beginning to speak in terms of the Internet of Everything. CT asked Robbie K. Melton, associate vice chancellor for mobile and emerging technologies at the Tennessee Board of Regents, for some advice and insight for higher education institutions as they explore the unique applications of the IoE in education.

New Stock Video Service Lets Campuses Add Own Media Assets

An education technology company that provides a platform to help the campus community locate multimedia assets to use in their work has launched an expanded service.

edX MOOC-Based Micro-Masters Expand to Multiple Universities

An experiment by MIT to test out a credential program delivered as a MOOC has blossomed into 19 different "micro-masters" offered by nearly as many members of the edX consortium.

UC Davis Aims to Save Students Money, Improve Outcomes with Inclusive Access Initiative

The University of California, Davis has recently gone public with its Inclusive Access initiative, a program that uses digital course materials in an effort to save students money.

Credential Transparency Initiative Intros New Credentialing Tool, Nonprofit Org

The Credential Transparency Initiative today debuted its Credential Registry, a tool for documenting and comparing certifications, degrees, certificates, licenses, badges and other micro-credentials. The project includes the formation a new nonprofit organization, Credential Engine, tasked with taking the effort mainstream.

Why It's Time for Education Technology to Become an Academic Discipline

Eddie Maloney, executive director of Georgetown's Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship, makes the case for a new academic discipline built around the study of educational technology, learning analytics and instructional design.

Video Gamers Beat Scientists and Computers in Protein Folding Competition

Researchers from the University of Michigan have discovered that video gamers can be as good or better than professionally trained crystallographers and computer algorithms at identifying the shape of a protein, a finding that has the potential to bolster citizen science initiatives and classroom gamification.

Worldwide Public Cloud Services to Grow 17 Percent in 2016

The worldwide public cloud services market is projected to grow 17.2 percent in 2016 to total $208.6 billion, up from $178 billion in 2015, according to recent reports by tech market research firm Gartner.

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