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U Texas Arlington to Invest $500,000 in OER Grants This Year

The University of Texas at Arlington is investing half a million dollars this year in funding for projects using open educational resources. That's the largest award by any public academic institution in the state specifically to support OER usage, according to the school.

Quizlet Adds Mobile Studying Features

The user-generated consumer learning platform now allows students to scan their notes with their phones and create custom study sets.

Preparing Faculty for High-Quality Online Programs

Temple University's College of Public Health is a diverse school experiencing significant growth online. Here's how the institution is supporting the development and maintenance of high-quality online faculty.

U Nevada Reno Workshops Help Students Create VR Content

A university library in Nevada is hosting a set of immersion events that combine theory with practice. The University of Nevada, Reno has hosted virtual reality sessions for the last couple of years, ever since it opened @Reality, a 640-square-foot VR and augmented reality studio in the campus' Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center in 2017.

Coursera Brings Online Course Content to Campus

Coursera is expanding its portfolio as an online learning platform to work with colleges and universities on campus. Coursera for Campus provides universities with content that they can integrate into their curricula as credit eligible courses and supplemental learning.



Research: Learning Intent Should Determine Online Class Size

According to a recently published research project, large classes — those with 40 or more students — are best for "foundational and factual knowledge acquisition," and smaller enrollments — 15 or fewer students — are better for courses intended "to develop higher order thinking, mastery of complex knowledge and student skill development."

New CA Community College Addresses Working Adults

California is taking on the skills gap directly by opening a community college dedicated to addressing the needs of working adults and hiring managers. Calbright College, which opened for course registration today, will use a combination of online classes, mobile apps and in-person apprenticeships to give its adult students the specific skills they need to get higher paying jobs.

Open Source App Teaches Physics of Magnetic Fields in AR

Wearing headsets, students can visualize how the magnetic field works in two or three dimensions by manipulating virtual bar magnets with their fingers and watching how compass needles respond to this invisible phenomenon.

NSF Funds STEM Reskilling Courseware Research

The National Science Foundation has announced five awards to universities to develop and study open source platforms to train and reskill workers in STEM fields.

New Resource to Provide Starter Kit for Teaching Data Science

The University of Pennsylvania, IBM and the Linux Foundation are developing an open source starter kit to help any institution in the world launch its own data science program.

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