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Georgia Tech Breach Strikes Possible 1.3 Million

Georgia Tech recently went public about a data breach — the second in less than a year — that could have exposed the personal information of up to 1.3 million people.

Carnegie Mellon and Lumen Learning Partner on Evaluating Learning Materials

Carnegie Mellon University's Simon Initiative, a cross-disciplinary effort to develop a "learning engineering ecosystem" for improving student outcomes, is teaming up with open courseware provider Lumen Learning to "share tools for developing, evaluating and continuously improving evidence-based learning materials."

UC Davis to Set Up 15,000 STEM Mentoring Pairs

The University of California, Davis is hoping to connect 15,000 11-year-old girls in the state to STEM education in a new pilot.

Analysis: How Bootcamps Could Disrupt Higher Ed

The Christensen Institute has weighed in on the potential for coding and computer science bootcamps to disrupt traditional higher education. In a new report, "Betting on Bootcamps," the organization, which focuses on "disruptive innovation," has offered five scenarios for the future of these short-term, workforce-aligned training programs that emphasize professional success.



BenQ Adds Voice Controls to Interactive Flat Panel Line

BenQ has updated its Premium RP Series of interactive flat panels with voice command delivered by Amazon Web Service (AWS). The voice activation takes the place of a physical remote control.

Math Field Least Expensive to Teach, Electrical Engineering the Highest

A new working paper has examined the cost of educating students in various fields. Apparently, education is more expensive to teach than just three other subjects: mechanical engineering, nursing and electrical engineering.

Upcoming Events, Webinars & Calls for Papers (Week of April 15, 2019)

Upcoming events include the T.D.W.I Chicago Conference, the International Conference on Learning Engineering, and the W.C.E.T. Summit.

Legislation Around Capitol Hill: Congress Intros Bills Focused on Student Debt Scams, Pell Grants and Loan Forgiveness

Lawmakers in Congress introduced five bills this week that could impact the lives of teachers and students in significant ways.

University of Iowa Investigates Teaching with 3D Models

The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine is experimenting with increasing student engagement through the use of 3D interactive learning tools.

New McGraw-Hill Offering Helps Faculty Create Customized Digital Courseware

McGraw-Hill has introduced Open Learning Solutions, a new offering that provides tools and support for developing customized digital course materials.

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