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A dedicated space in the University of Oklahoma's Bizzell Memorial Library connects community members to cutting-edge digital tools they can use in new learning experiences and innovative knowledge creation.

Researchers Land Nearly $600,000 to Study Ethics of Self-Driving Cars

Researchers at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, Manhattan College and California Polytechnic State University have won $556,000 from the National Science Foundation to study the ethics of self-driving cars. Dubbed "Ethical Algorithms in Autonomous Vehicles," the project has two main goals: The development of ethical algorithms for use in self-driving cars; and development of a model of the projected health outcomes resulting from the implementation of their algorithms.

MIT's Poverty Action Lab Launches Ed Tech Competition

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab North America has launched the Education, Technology and Opportunity Innovation Competition in an effort to identify effective technology use and provide examples of how learning can be improved through innovation. The competition asks school networks, education agencies, nonprofits and post-secondary institutions to evaluate their education programs based on technology, especially those focused on disadvantaged students.

NSF Begins Awarding STEM Ed Grants for Hispanic-Serving Institutions

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has begun issuing its first awards through its new grant program, Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs).

Gates Foundation Seeks Intermediaries for Networks of School Improvement

A range of organizations may qualify as intermediaries, including nonprofit school improvement organizations, charter management organizations, higher education institutions and school districts, for example.

Alumni Gift to Support Innovation, Entrepreneurship and More at RIT

Creativity, entrepreneurship, cybersecurity and artificial intelligence at the Rochester Institute of Technology are getting a boost thanks to a $50 million alumni gift, the largest donation ever made to the university.

Undergrad STEM Ed and Research Gets $4.8 Million Lift

A multi-million-dollar grant from the National Science Foundation is helping the Association of American Colleges and Universities redesign how schools evaluate their STEM education efforts.

Making Connections with Multimedia Content

Johns Hopkins University developed a web application to help learners explore and easily document relationships among visual materials. Users can annotate images with rich multimedia content and link to image, audio and video resources to put the materials in a visual context.

House Committee Pushes Higher Ed Act Reforms Against Opposition from Ed Coalition

Today, in a marathon session, a Congressional committee is debating the latest update to the Higher Education Act, initially authorized in 1965 and amended in 2008 during the Obama administration. The most recent set of proposed changes has sparked the ire of more than three dozen higher education organizations, which have accused House Republicans of rushing the bill through committee.

Harnessing the Power of Collaboration

Founded in 2014 by Colorado State University, Indiana University, the University of Michigan, and the University of Florida, Unizin is a nonprofit consortium dedicated to improving the learning experience with technology and creating a common, interoperable infrastructure for education.

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