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U California Irvine Launches Online Certificate Program in English Language Instruction

UC Irvine Extension will offer a certificate with the completion of an online program to help teach English to non-English speakers.

Carnegie Mellon Stanford Researchers Devise Method To Share Password Data Safely

Yahoo! Releases Password Statistics of 70 Million Users for Cybersecurity Studies.

Shindig Grant Program to Study Interactive Video Chat in Online Ed

A new grant initiative aims to document the impact of interactive video chat on student engagement in online education.

Stanford Lit Lab Trains Neural Network To Identify Suspense in Stories

A group of researchers at the Stanford Literary Lab at Stanford University have developed a virtual reader using a neural network and trained it to identify suspenseful passages in works of literature.



Montclair State U Opens New 3D Printing Lab

Montclair State University in New Jersey has formally opened its MIX Lab, where students, local businesses and high school students can use the lab's 35 networked MakerBot 3D printers to design and rapidly prototype their ideas and products.

Pearson Launches Year-Long Webinar Series for Higher Ed PD

Pearson has launched "Learning Makes Us," a year-long professional development webinar series designed to introduce college and university educators to pedagogical approaches, learning designs, educational trends and research.

Faculty in No Rush to Adopt Digital or OER Curriculum

Even as the transition to digital course content "seems inevitable" on campus, not everybody is so sure. Nearly a fourth of faculty (24 percent) in a recent survey said that curricula they use in their classes will never be primarily digital.

Service Launched to Help Universities Comply With ADA Web Site Regulations

A division of Perkins School for the Blind now offers a consulting package that will assist colleges and universities comply with Americans With Disabilities Act guidelines that require their websites be accessible to people with disabilities.

CollegeWeekLive, National Honor Society Team up on Virtual College Fair

Outstanding high school juniors and other underclassmen will be able to connect with colleges and universities in live chats.

Refugees Offered MOOCs for Credit

Refugees will have access to college courses — and college credit — as part of a new agreement between edX and Kiron, a crowd-funded university in Germany formed for the express purpose of helping refugees earn their degrees.

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