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Research Project Explores Impact of Higher Ed Podcasts

The Higher Ed Podcast Project is calling on the higher education community to add to its open list of higher ed audio and video podcasts. Researchers are interested in finding out how podcast consumption has impacted or influenced various aspects of higher ed, including professional learning and development.

Northeastern to Expand Privacy Research to Cover Info Leaked by IoT Devices

Two universities will be receiving funding from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to develop new systems for crime-fighting, including one for building a system for organizations and individuals to use for auditing and controlling personally identifiable information leaks from connected devices.

Personal Computing Devices Expected to Decline Through 2021

Global shipments of personal computing devices are expected to decline slightly through 2021, at a five-year compound annual growth rate of -1.7 percent, according to the latest forecast from International Data Corp.



Handshake Intros Intelligent Career Discovery on iOS Mobile App

Handshake, a career network for college students, this week deployed a mobile app version of its recruitment platform that harnesses machine learning to provide intelligent discovery features for students and employers.

California History-Social Science Project at UC Davis Partners with Teachers on Open Online Curriculum

Historians and teachers in California are working together to develop free, open, online instructional materials for teaching history and social sciences in K-12.

Microsoft Buys HPC Cloud Expert Cycle Computing

When a project undertaken by NASA and a research team at the University of Minnesota to baseline expected carbon dioxide uptake by trees on the south side of the Sahara desert ran out of elbow room within a private cloud maintained by NASA, the two institutions took the work to Cycle Computing.

Report: Smartwatches Take Up Nearly a Third of All Wearables Sales

Wearables generated $30.5 billion this year, with smartwatches raking in roughly a third of total sales, according to a new Gartner forecast.

College Program Promotes 'Freshman Year for Free'

The Modern States Education Alliance, a group of public colleges and universities, has posted a set of on-demand college classes that wannabe-students can take for no cost, including digital textbooks used in the courses.

As Rural Participation in AP Courses Climbs, Average Passing Scores Hold Steady

A new assessment has found that students in rural areas are rapidly catching up on Advanced Placement (AP) testing compared to their urban and suburban peers.

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