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Carnegie Mellon and Lumen Learning Partner on Evaluating Learning Materials

Carnegie Mellon University's Simon Initiative, a cross-disciplinary effort to develop a "learning engineering ecosystem" for improving student outcomes, is teaming up with open courseware provider Lumen Learning to "share tools for developing, evaluating and continuously improving evidence-based learning materials."

UC Davis to Set Up 15,000 STEM Mentoring Pairs

The University of California, Davis is hoping to connect 15,000 11-year-old girls in the state to STEM education in a new pilot.

Analysis: How Bootcamps Could Disrupt Higher Ed

The Christensen Institute has weighed in on the potential for coding and computer science bootcamps to disrupt traditional higher education. In a new report, "Betting on Bootcamps," the organization, which focuses on "disruptive innovation," has offered five scenarios for the future of these short-term, workforce-aligned training programs that emphasize professional success.

BenQ Adds Voice Controls to Interactive Flat Panel Line

BenQ has updated its Premium RP Series of interactive flat panels with voice command delivered by Amazon Web Service (AWS). The voice activation takes the place of a physical remote control.

University of Iowa Investigates Teaching with 3D Models

The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine is experimenting with increasing student engagement through the use of 3D interactive learning tools.

New McGraw-Hill Offering Helps Faculty Create Customized Digital Courseware

McGraw-Hill has introduced Open Learning Solutions, a new offering that provides tools and support for developing customized digital course materials.

ASU, The Rise Fund Partner on Learning Service for Employers

Arizona State University is joining forces with The Rise Fund to launch InStride, a new partnership program with employers to provide opportunities for employees to obtain a university education.

Arizona State Working with Community Colleges in Interactive OER Pilot

Arizona State University's Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College is working with three of the largest community college systems in the country to adopt the use of interactive open educational resources. The Consortium for Open Active Pathways, as it's called, will use technology to increase the availability of college-level educational materials, particularly in healthcare studies.

New GA College Building Houses Industrial Labs for Workforce Training

A technical college in Georgia recently opened a new technology building on campus. The 35,000-square-foot facility at Ogeechee Technical College houses four industrial labs, including a mechatronics lab, along with classrooms and the campus's plant operations.

New Udacity Nanodegree Teaches the Language of Self-Driving Cars

Udacity is launching a new Nanodegree program on the foundations of C++, the programming language used to code self-driving cars, robotics and other complex autonomous and artificial intelligence software systems.

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