The University of Texas at Austin has won IBM's Watson University Competition, which challenged teams of students to identify and solve an industry-specific challenge using the Watson cognitive computing system.
President Obama chose a 9,700-student community college in Tennessee to make a dual proposal that he'll be taking to Congress in a couple of weeks: first, that students receive free community college; and second, that government help expand technical training programs by giving grants to those programs that show success.
At 2 p.m. Eastern on Sunday, January 18, you could settle down to watch American women's college basketball, catch part of the Southeastern Conference (Kentucky vs. Alabama) or cheer as Tobago and Trinidad take on Jamaica in the Super50 cricket tournament. Or you could tune into a livestream and watch thousands of college students pecking their way through Major League Hacking.
Online learning will grow this year, but only modestly; more colleges and universities will test out competency-based assessment; and education technology will continue expanding as an industry, driven by investment capital. Those are three of the predictions for the coming year from higher education research and advisory firm Eduventures.
The University of Central Florida has won the 2014 Collegiate Cybersecurity Championship Cup.
Non-profits — including institutions of higher education — may be losing out on potential donations by not using a secure Web site to accept those.
Nominations are now open for the 2015 CT Innovators Awards.
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded a five-year, $2 million grant to Carnegie Mellon University to train graduate students and faculty to use technology-enhanced learning for education in the humanities.
A $30 million Google Lunar XPrize has just doled out its first two monetary prizes on the mission to place a robot on the moon and explore its surface. Carnegie Mellon University is one of the beneficiaries.
North American schools and universities have an opportunity to outfit an active learning classroom for free through a new grant program from Steelcase Education.