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ASU Collaboratory to Focus on Connected Environments

Arizona State University has partnered with Cox Communications to launch the Connected Environments Collaboratory, an incubation center and convening space devoted to connected environments and the Internet of Things.

zSpace Expands AR/VR Apps for CTE

Ed tech company zSpace has added industrial robotics and advanced manufacturing applications to its portfolio of augmented and virtual reality solutions for career and technical education.

Upcoming Events, Webinars & Calls for Papers (Week of Nov. 25, 2019)

Upcoming events include the 2019 Internet2 Technology Exchange, SANS Cyber Defense Initiative 2019, and EdgeCon 2020.

ED Adds Potential Debt, Earnings to College Scorecard

The U.S. Department of Education is making updates to its College Scorecard to provide students with more data that will help them make informed decisions regarding their higher education options.



MOOCs on the Rise in China

China's government has gotten into the MOOC game, setting annual targets for how many high-quality massive open online courses should be produced each year.

UC Berkeley Uses VR to Teach Interpersonal Skills

At the University of California, Berkeley, learners can hone their leadership and interpersonal skills through a virtual reality environment designed to help people navigate a global and multicultural workplace.

Adaptive, Flipped Approach to Introductory Statistics Lifts Outcomes in 4-Year Schools

A multi-year pilot in Maryland that aimed to redesign the curriculum for introductory statistics using adaptive learning technology and active learning pedagogy found a spark of success among students in four-year institutions.

CodePath.org Brings Workforce-Aligned CS Curriculum to 150 College Campuses

CodePath.org is building up its efforts to deliver an “industry-informed” computer science curriculum at 150 college campuses through a $3 million investment from Cognizant U.S. Foundation, Walmart.org and Microsoft Philanthropies.

Research: Flipped Learning Boosts Test Scores

The latest word on the use of "pre-class activities" — flipped learning — is that it improves student engagement in the class itself as well as students' assessment scores. A recent study by a team of researchers from Macmillan Learning and the University of Connecticut examined the use of flipped learning through Achieve, a new Macmillan digital learning tool, and found a "significant effect" with its use.

Institutions to Tackle Internet Governance and Policy Issues

Twenty-two universities, think tanks and advocacy organizations are delving into policy issues around technology and the internet, funded by more than $3.5 million from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

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