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White House Memo on STEM Ed Followed Up by Corporate Commitments

Finally, something the current White House and its previous residents can agree on: the need to invest in STEM education. President Trump this week issued a memo to Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, encouraging her to divert $200 million from her agency's annual budget to grant programs that support "high-quality science, technology, engineering and math education."

Adams State U Intros Digital Award Letters to Simplify Financial Aid

Adams State University is streamlining the financial aid process for students and families with a digital award letter system from CampusLogic.

Bicameral Act Promotes Federal Grants for OER

Five members of Congress have introduced a new law to encourage colleges and universities to try out or expand their use of open educational resources.

TechSmith Updates Camtasia with 2 New Apps

The newest version, Camtasia 9.1 for Windows and 3.1 for Mac, adds a screen recording app for iOS 11 and an app, also for iOS 11, that allows users to put overlay effects on specified parts of a static image.



SAS Launches Online Program for Data Science Credentials

A new online program from SAS provides training in big data management, advanced analytics, machine learning, data visualization, text analytics and communication skills.

Cengage Launches Assessment Platform for Math Placement

Cengage today introduced PlaceU, a new assessment platform designed to ensure correct placement in college-level math courses.

IoT Tech to Increase Food Production in Purdue Digital Agriculture Program

Purdue University researchers are tapping into the Internet of Things to study and improve plant growth and food production processes.

Ohio U to Offer Free Training in Coding, Tech Skills

Ohio University students and alumni will now have access to intensive online and on-site training in coding and other tech skills, thanks to a partnership with technology talent development company Revature.  

Colleges Using AR/VR to Educate Homeowners on Disaster Clean-up

Experts estimate that hurricane-destroyed homes could take years to rebuild. A small team of IT leaders in higher education and experts from the building trades hope to expedite the work with an augmented and virtual reality (AVR) training program intended to draw people to the trades who previously would have considered it "dirty, underpaying and uninteresting."

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