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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.

New Experiential Learning Toolkit Offers Resources for Learning by Doing

Three Canadian institutions have launched a new experiential learning website to serve as a free toolkit in helping college and university instructors implement EL in their courses.

IBM Adds Quantum Computing Resources

IBM is making enhancements to its open source quantum computing development kit designed for researchers and educators.

First Wave of Carnegie Mellon Learning Tools Now Available

Carnegie Mellon University has moved forward in its efforts to release education tools into the world. Last week, the institution officially introduced OpenSimon, a community and collection of tools dedicated to "[catalyzing] a revolution in learning and teaching" for higher education and K-12.

New CC Search Offers One-Stop Access to 300 Million Images

A new CC Search front end debuts this week. Developed by Creative Commons and a community of volunteer developers, the tool allows users to find and use some 300 million images from openly licensed and public domain works.



U Texas System Task Force Charged with Making College More Affordable

A new task force with provosts, library directors, faculty and students at the University of Texas System will spend the next year sorting out ways to make college more affordable.

Carnegie Mellon and Lumen Learning Partner on Evaluating Learning Materials

Carnegie Mellon University's Simon Initiative, a cross-disciplinary effort to develop a "learning engineering ecosystem" for improving student outcomes, is teaming up with open courseware provider Lumen Learning to "share tools for developing, evaluating and continuously improving evidence-based learning materials."

Best Sources for Free Digital Textbooks and More

To help your students reduce the cost of their education, begin with open educational resources. Many of these textbooks won't cost them anything.

16 Open Learning Resources that Go Beyond the Textbook

The concept of "open learning" encompasses far more than what's found in a textbook. These sources provide other kinds of resources that will boost your students' learning.

Purdue Online Writing Lab Teams with Chegg

Purdue University will be working with Chegg, a company that produces online homework help among other lines of business, to amplify its Online Writing Lab services.

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