To combat the steep prices of traditional textbooks, Governor Gina Raimondo launched the Rhode Island Open Textbook Initiative, which plans to save students $5 million each year.
The language conversion tool now utilizes the new Google Neural Machine Translation system, which provides more accurate and speedy translations. Google Translate has launched the system for Chinese to English conversations and plans to roll out the system for other languages in the coming months.
The education and technology company has acquired WebAssign, a provider of digital learning solutions for higher education, in an effort to strengthen Cengage’s market position by offering three additional platforms in science, technology and math.
Digital textbooks may be seen as a cost-friendly alternative to traditional course materials, but the fees for access codes can be just as pricey and can take away consumer autonomy from students, according to a new report from Student Public Interest Research Groups.
Photomath, a free app for iOS and Android devices, enables students to take photos of their handwritten math equations and receive step-by-step instructions for solving the problem.
In addition to delivering millions of accessible e-books, Benetech released a set of resources aimed at helping publishers and other content creators understand how to make content accessible from the start.
Faculty and students at Pennsylvania State University are embracing blogs as teaching and learning tools.
At TechCrunch’s Disrupt SF event last week, Udacity Founder and President Sebastian Thrun debuted a Nanodegree program for building autonomous vehicles, and discussed how the program is part of the company’s vision to democratize higher education.
The University of California Irvine's Division of Continuing Education is launching a new career coaching service for students that combines both digital and live components.
Medskl offers medical school professors and students free access to alternative learning materials from top medical professionals around the world.