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U California Irvine Launches Online Certificate Program in English Language Instruction

UC Irvine Extension will offer a certificate with the completion of an online program to help teach English to non-English speakers.

Can Curriculum Be A High-Impact Experience?

Higher education recognizes a range of high-impact experiences proven to enhance student learning, but as Virginia Commonwealth University's Vice Provost for Learning Innovation Gardner Campbell points out, the curriculum has been sorely missing from that list. CT asked Campbell why, and how digital technologies might help as higher education sharpens its focus on curriculum and student learning.

Shindig Grant Program to Study Interactive Video Chat in Online Ed

A new grant initiative aims to document the impact of interactive video chat on student engagement in online education.

Stanford Lit Lab Trains Neural Network To Identify Suspense in Stories

A group of researchers at the Stanford Literary Lab at Stanford University have developed a virtual reader using a neural network and trained it to identify suspenseful passages in works of literature.

Montclair State U Opens New 3D Printing Lab

Montclair State University in New Jersey has formally opened its MIX Lab, where students, local businesses and high school students can use the lab's 35 networked MakerBot 3D printers to design and rapidly prototype their ideas and products.

Faculty in No Rush to Adopt Digital or OER Curriculum

Even as the transition to digital course content "seems inevitable" on campus, not everybody is so sure. Nearly a fourth of faculty (24 percent) in a recent survey said that curricula they use in their classes will never be primarily digital.

Refugees Offered MOOCs for Credit

Refugees will have access to college courses — and college credit — as part of a new agreement between edX and Kiron, a crowd-funded university in Germany formed for the express purpose of helping refugees earn their degrees.

Rutgers Launches Online Big Data Certificate Program

Responding to the growing demand for data skills in the workforce, the Center for Innovation at Rutgers University is rolling out a new online certificate program focused on data analytics and big data.

3D-Printable Fossil Database Adds 400 Monkey Skulls

MorphoSource, a database of downloadable files for printing fossils, has added scans of 400 skulls, along with other bones, from 59 different species of monkey.

Embry-Riddle MOOCs To Explore Aviation

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is expanding its offerings of massive open online courses.

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