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Americans Place Highest Value on Higher Ed Programs that Align with Career Pathways

According to a new report from nonprofit Strada Education Network, American adults most value higher education programs that are directly related to their career paths.

Universities Receive Billion-Dollar Donation to Advance Innovation

A large donation is supporting innovation in education and research at four institutions across the country. The gift comes from the LORD Corp., a privately held manufacturing company founded in 1924 that produced advanced adhesives and coatings, as well as vibration and motion control technologies.

Virginia Tech Programs to Focus on Blockchain

Virginia Tech is getting support to launch two initiatives to provide students and faculty with opportunities to explore blockchain technology. The university has received $546,800 in grants from the Growth and Opportunity for Virginia funding program.

Learning Credential Blockchain Platform in Development

IBM is working with Central New Mexico Community College, National Student Clearinghouse and VetBloom by Ethos Veterinary Health to develop a blockchain-based platform where job applicants can share their credentials with prospective employers.

Upcoming Events, Webinars & Calls for Papers (Week of Nov. 18, 2019)

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

FlatWorld Boosts Grading Capabilities, Accessibility and More

Learning materials publisher FlatWorld has introduced a range of new capabilities for its digital platform, including enhanced accessibility for its digital titles as well as improved functionality for instructors.

4 Steps to Effective Data Use in CTE

Education and social policy research organization MDRC recently issued a 10-page brief laying out the challenges career and technical education programs face in collecting data and four steps they can take "to strengthen their own CTE data-collection and measurement activities."

End Users Will Spend $52 Billion on Wearables in 2020

According to a forecast from Gartner, worldwide end-user spending on wearable devices will reach $52 billion next year.

Epson Expands BrightLink Line with New Models Offering 5,000 Lumens and Ultra Widescreen Display

Epson has debuted two new models in its BrightLink line of interactive laser projectors for education.

Large-Scale Esports Series Launches in Partnership with College Bookstores

The Independent College Bookstore Association is collaborating with the American Video Game League to develop the AVGL Masters: Campus Gaming Series.

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