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Free Online Course Outlines How to Avoid Bad Technology Choices for Flipped Learning

The Flipped Learning Global Initiative today announced a new program geared toward helping educators, administrators and IT staff with the technology selection process for flipping the classroom.

Penn State Pushes Use of IBM Watson to Improve Student Experiences

An organization at Penn State that brings the campus community together with industry for development of education technology is teaming up with IBM to challenge students, faculty and staff to use the company's artificial intelligence platform, Watson, to improve the student experience at the university.

U of Dayton to Open Cybersecurity Center Focused on Healthcare

The University of Dayton (UD), a private, faith-based research university in Ohio, has announced plans to establish a center on campus dedicated to cybersecurity and data intelligence.



Report: Librarians Say Info Literacy Is Important, They Don't Have the Tools to Teach It

Nearly all librarians (97 percent) say information literacy contributes to workforce success and more than four in five (83 percent) say it affects college graduation rates, and yet 44 percent said their library does not support information literacy as much as it should, according to a new survey from ProQuest.

Lenovo Showcases Affordable VR Headset at CES 2017

Lenovo is showcasing its own self-contained VR headset this week at the annual International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

Flatiron School, Birchbox Launch Women in Tech Initiative

The Flatiron School, an outcomes-based coding bootcamp based in New York City, has teamed up with Birchbox, a female-founded online subscription service for makeup and other beauty products, in an effort to increase female representation in the computer science field.

Smartphone Shipments to Rebound After 3-Year Low

Consumer smartphone sales will rebound this year after hitting a three-year low in 2016, according to a new survey from Accenture.

Internet of Things Spending to Reach $1.29 Trillion by 2020

A new forecast from International Data Corp. estimates that the total worldwide spending on the Internet of Things will reach $1.29 trillion by 2020.

Consumer Spending on Digital Devices, Services and Content on the Rise

Consumers worldwide will spend up to $3.4 trillion on digital devices, services and content by 2020, according to an estimate from International Data Corp.

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