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Bringing Career Skills to Life in VR

At Fox Valley Technical College, students are using virtual reality to safely explore the inner workings of a diesel engine — while it is running.

Microsoft Aims to Train 25 Million Job Strugglers by End of Year

Microsoft intends to provide free online job training through its company, LinkedIn, to 25 million people by the end of this year. The goal: to help those who have been hit by unemployment, furloughs and reduced paychecks to acquire new digital skills as part of accelerating the economic recovery.

Online Discussion Platform Adds AI-Powered Feedback Tool

Packback, an online platform that uses artificial intelligence to facilitate class discussions, has introduced an Instant Feedback feature that provides students with a real-time assessment of their contributions and allows them to revise and improve their work before final submission.

Rice Opening Individual Online Courses to Visiting Students

A new program at Rice University gives students outside the institution a chance to take select online courses for credit.

Planning Software Helps Instructors Visualize Courses

Education technology company CourseTune has launched a version of its course planning software for use by individual instructors.

University of Oklahoma Centralizes Online Graduate Degree Programs

The University of Oklahoma has pulled together its online graduate degree programs under one central umbrella: OU Online.

Epson Launching 8 New Laser Projectors for Education

Epson has introduced eight new models in its BrightLink and PowerLite lines of projectors. All of the new models are laser-based and designed specifically for education.

Research Enables iPhone Videos to be Merged into 4D Movies

A team of researchers at Carnegie Mellon University has come up with a way to combine iPhone videos to create 4D visualizations. The results allow the viewer to see action from myriad angles, erase people from the scene to see what's behind them and remove objects that block lines of sight.

Spelman College Takes Phased Reopening Approach

Spelman College in Georgia has announced a phased reopening plan that includes both in-person and online instruction, in a "low-density hybrid" model.

U Kentucky Libraries Issues OER Grants 5 Years Running

For the fifth year running, the University of Kentucky Libraries has issued grants to faculty to develop open educational resources for their courses, as a replacement for the commercial textbooks they traditionally use.