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Adults Regret Their College Education Decisions

Most adults would change at least one big decision related to their college education if they could, related to their major, what institution they attended or what type of degree they pursued. The findings came from a recent survey conducted by Gallup and Strada Education Network.

24 Higher Ed Institutions Awarded $1 Million Each to Promote Inclusive STEM

A nonprofit medical research organization and longtime supporter of science education in the United States recently chose 24 colleges and universities in the first round of a diversity-focused initiative. Participants have each received $1 million to work toward increasing institutional capacity for inclusion by engaging all science students — especially undergraduates from nontraditional pathways.

Apple Swift Draws Support from Robotics, Drone Makers

Lego Education said it would be pairing Mindstorms Education EV3 with the Swift Playgrounds learning platform to allow students to program their Lego Mindstorms robots and other creations with motors and sensors.



IoT to Represent More Than Half of Connected Device Landscape by 2021

The total number of devices connected to IP networks is projected to be three times the global population by 2021. Internet of things (IoT) technologies specifically are expected to represent more than half of the total 27.1 billion devices and connections.

Udacity Opens Up Access to VR Content Developer Program

The online learning company is letting users preview its upcoming virtual reality content developer nanodegree program — available for free use June 8 through June 11.

New Analytics Tool Tracks Cheating Patterns for Online Testing

Online proctoring and identity verification company Examity today launched examiDATA, a data platform designed to "aggregate and analyze information on test performance and academic integrity."

Ivy Tech Community College Extends Blackboard Partnership to 2020

Indiana’s largest public postsecondary institution, Ivy Tech Community College, has extended its partnership with Blackboard through 2020 to continue enrollment and retention efforts.

Shippensburg University Professor Named National Science Teachers Association President-Elect

The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), the largest professional organization promoting excellence in science teaching and learning, recently appointed Dr. Christine Anne Royce as the president-elect for the organization.

12 Colleges and Universities Strengthening K­-16 Student Success Through Community Collaborations

The Association of Public Land-grant Universities and the Coalition of Urban Serving Universities have awarded 12 public universities $50,000 each in Collaborative Opportunity Grants to scale up existing partnerships with public and private community stakeholders.

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