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Future Privacy Forum, Data Quality Campaign's Education Privacy Resource Website Undergoes Relaunch

Two nonprofit organizations dedicated to safeguarding students' personal information recently relaunched the FERPA|Sherpa website, an online hub of education privacy resources that initially launched in 2014.

IBM Community College Partnerships Support Next-Gen IT Training

IBM is partnering with community colleges across the United States to help prepare students for "New Collar" career opportunities, defined as well-paying jobs in which "in-demand technology skills are valued more than credentials, and a traditional four-year college degree may not always be required."

Survey: IoT Overtakes Mobile as Security Threat

This year, the Internet of Things surpassed mobile as a potential avenue of cyber attack, according to a report from ISACA, a nonprofit association focused on knowledge and practices for information systems.

Handshake Recruitment Platform Doubles University Partnerships, Reaches 6 Million Students

Handshake, an online career network, Monday revealed that the company has more than doubled its college and university partnerships from about 170 institutions last year to more than 350 current partners.

UC San Diego Undergrads to Create VR, AR Content in New Lab

The University of California, San Diego last month opened the doors to its Virtual Reality (VR) Lab, a facility for undergraduate students to create content for virtual environments.

You've Been Hacked! Explaining Cybersecurity to Students in an Interconnected Era

Computer hackers, also known as cybercriminals, are infiltrating our world with ever-increasing sophistication. It is critical that students understand both the benefits and risks of their devices — especially their smartphones. Educators have an important role to play in helping students understand and safely navigate an internet-connected world.

Time to Redo NSF Research Centers in "Grand Challenge" Model

Approaches introduced by the X-Prize and Google's "grand challenges" have shown how "center-based" engineering research doesn't have to be the only way big problems get solved.

New MIT Lab Intends to Deliver Education Innovation to the World

To expand its mission of delivering education worldwide, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has launched a research, policy, pedagogy and practice lab that intends to uncover new ways of delivering education to learners in developing countries. The new "J-WEL" lab will emphasize reaching underserved populations such as women and girls, and displaced persons.

Higher Ed Security Org Uses DNS Database to Track Criminal Action

An organization that provides security services to the research and education community at large has gone public with its adoption of an historic DNS database service.

Apple’s App Development Curriculum for Community College, High School Students Now on iBooks

Apple has released its first full-year course to teach college students how to design mobile apps using the Swift programming language.

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