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Survey: Faculty Development Most Important Teaching and Learning Issue for 2019

For the sixth year in a row, the topic of faculty development has turned up among the top three "teaching and learning issues" in an annual survey done by Educause. This year that same issue was also No. 1, getting 25 percent more votes than the next top choice: online and blended learning.

VR Brings Historic Campus Building Back to Life

A project at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is reviving an historic building that opened in 1869 and was demolished in 1948. Starting this week, people will be able to tour it, at least in virtual form.

Carnegie Mellon CS Academy Creating Free High School Coding Curriculum

Carnegie Mellon University has launched a free, online curriculum for high school students to help instructors teach programming skills using graphics and animations. The lessons were developed by the new CMU Computer Science Academy, part of the School of Computer Science.

Universities Join Blockchain Research Initiative

Blockchain currency company Ripple is bringing together 11 universities from around the world to spur interest in blockchain academic research.



Entry-Level NEC Projectors Deliver 15,000 Hours of Lamp Life

NEC Display Solutions has introduced two new lines of projectors intended for education. According to the company, the MC and ME series replace previous entry-level projectors (some of which have since gone on sale). Both sets promise longer lamp life.

Relieving Test Jitters Leads to Better Science Course Outcomes

A Stanford experiment found that low-income high schoolers who rechannel their "negative emotions" during STEM testing can do better on the tests — and the course.

Report: Why Tech for Adult Learning So Often Misses the Mark

When deploying new education technology for adult learners, is there such a thing as an ideal adoption pathway? Some "key actions," such as administrators using research and data on adult ed tech to inform their purchase decisions, can make the difference, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Education-funded LINCS system.

Completion Rates Suggest Student Retention Efforts 'Effective'

The United States can declare steady improvement when it comes to graduation rates for all kinds of students at two-year and four-year schools, according to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center's "Signature Report," an assessment of student completion rates for the fall 2012 cohort through spring 2018.

Study Questions Popular Measures of Student Opportunity in College Rankings

Often, national rankings of universities attempt to highlight those schools providing the greatest opportunities for low-income students. The problem is that they're, well, national: They don't take into account regional factors that may paint a very different picture. A new measure proposed by a couple of economics professors aims to remedy this by allowing universities to judge their recruitment efforts against their own missions and circumstances.

Upcoming Events, Webinars & Calls for Papers (Week of Feb. 11, 2019)

Upcoming events include the Educause Learning Institute Annual Meeting 2019, Innovations 2019, and South by Southwest E.D.U. 2019.

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