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An LMS to Support ‘Gameful’ Learning

Seeking to bring the qualities of well-designed games to pedagogical assessment, the University of Michigan created a learning management system that uses gaming elements such as competition, badges and unlocks to provide students with a personalized pathway through their courses.

Free Tool Helps Estimate CBE-Related Costs, Revenues

The National Center for Higher Education Management Systems has launched a tool designed to assist institutions in planning out costs and revenues associated with CBE-related activities, including staffing decisions and resources for course design and delivery.

UConn Establishes $1.5 Million Fund to Help Commercialize New Tech

The University of Connecticut has created a $1.5 million Innovation Fund to provide university-affiliated businesses with the early-stage financial support they need to stay and grow in the state.

Crowdsourcing for Massive Engagement

London School of Economics and Political Science embarked on a crowdsourced, gamified approach to education and citizenship, harnessing the massive open online space to engage a community of learners in writing a model UK constitution.

LearnLaunch Breakthrough Program Opens for Applications

The LearnLaunch Accelerator for ed-tech startup companies is now accepting applications for its second Breakthrough Program.

UC San Diego Receives Quantum Communications Research Grant

A team of researchers led by the University of California, San Diego have won a four-year, $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop a quantum communication system for secure transmissions over fiber optic cables.

Stanford Picks New Grant Proposal Submission Software

Stanford University has selected new software to electronically submit federal grant proposals.

A new brief from a public policy think tank suggests getting rid of the link between federal student aid and college accreditation and even allowing the market to choose which schools are worthy of staying open.

Report: Online Courses and Free Market Can Crack Higher Ed 'Problems'

A new brief from a public policy think tank suggests getting rid of the link between federal student aid and college accreditation and even allowing the market to choose which schools are worthy of staying open.

San Diego Supercomputer Center Creates Science Gateways Community Institute

A collaborative team led by the San Diego Supercomputer Center at UC San Diego has received a five-year, $15 million grant from the National Science Foundation to establish the Science Gateways Community Institute, a multi-institutional consortium that aims to increase the capabilities, number and sustainability of science gateways.

Building a New Model for Data-Driven Decision-Making

By creating a centralized Office of Analytics and developing a flexible analytics platform, the University of Maryland University College has leveraged data to reduce recruiting expenses, increase course completion and student persistence rates, and inform university policy.

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