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U of Michigan Awarded Google Grant to Expand After-School Robotics Program

More students in Detroit Public Schools will be participating in after-school programs in science and engineering, thanks to a $250,000 grant from Google to the Michigan Engineering Zone, a makerspace project of the University of Michigan College of Engineering.

5 VR Trends to Watch in Education

What virtual reality gadgets and tools can educators look forward to in the near future? The ed tech strategists behind Digital Bodies share their observations, highlighting a few products to be on the lookout for.

Indiana State U Integrates Lecture Capture, Video Management Tools Into LMS

Indiana State University has integrated an enterprise-grade video management platform from YuJa into its current learning management system, Blackboard Learn.

Ed Dept. Names Finalists for Virtual and Augmented Reality Competition

The ED has selected five finalists in the EdSim Challenge, a national competition that aims to advance students’ career and technical skills with immersive, computer-based simulations. Finalists will each receive $50,000 and continue to develop their prototypes for a chance to win the $430,000 grand prize.

Study Finds Story Comprehension for Digital and Print Books Similar in Young Children

Researchers at New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, in collaboration with Lakehead University, are saying that preschool-age children will comprehend a story in both digital and print formats if they enjoy the story’s content.



University of Hawaii Taps Pearson for Digital Access Program

The University of Hawaii System has streamlined students' access to affordable digital course materials through a Direct Digital Access partnership with Pearson.

USC Rossier School of Education Forges Partnership to Drive K–12 Research

The University of Southern California’s Rossier School of Education Monday unveiled a new partnership with Project Tomorrow that will support the nonprofit education organization’s research and help drive future innovation in K–12 schools.

Y Combinator MOOC for Tech Startups Attracts Thousands of Views

Y Combinator's 10-week MOOC called Startup School is a resource for anyone considering starting their own company. In its fifth week, the course already has more than 80,000 video views.

How the University of Oregon is Teaching Media Students to Use Big Data

Heather Shoenberger, an assistant professor who founded, directs and teaches at the Insights and Analytics Lab at University of Oregon’s School of Journalism and Communication, explains why is it important for media students in particular to do hands-on analytics research.

EdX Certificate Programs Aim to Deliver Immediate Pathways to Careers

New edX programs, created in collaboration with industry professionals and universities, are designed to build or advance critical skills for in-demand careers like software development and data science.

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