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IoT to Represent More Than Half of Connected Device Landscape by 2021

The total number of devices connected to IP networks is projected to be three times the global population by 2021. Internet of things (IoT) technologies specifically are expected to represent more than half of the total 27.1 billion devices and connections.

Udacity Opens Up Access to VR Content Developer Program

The online learning company is letting users preview its upcoming virtual reality content developer nanodegree program — available for free use June 8 through June 11.

New Analytics Tool Tracks Cheating Patterns for Online Testing

Online proctoring and identity verification company Examity today launched examiDATA, a data platform designed to "aggregate and analyze information on test performance and academic integrity."

Ivy Tech Community College Extends Blackboard Partnership to 2020

Indiana’s largest public postsecondary institution, Ivy Tech Community College, has extended its partnership with Blackboard through 2020 to continue enrollment and retention efforts.



Shippensburg University Professor Named National Science Teachers Association President-Elect

The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), the largest professional organization promoting excellence in science teaching and learning, recently appointed Dr. Christine Anne Royce as the president-elect for the organization.

Future Privacy Forum, Data Quality Campaign's Education Privacy Resource Website Undergoes Relaunch

Two nonprofit organizations dedicated to safeguarding students' personal information recently relaunched the FERPA|Sherpa website, an online hub of education privacy resources that initially launched in 2014.

Khan Academy Launches Financial Literacy Video Series for College Grads, Job Seekers

Online learning platform Khan Academy has added new, free education content that aims to teach new college grads, job seekers and young professionals how to manage their money.

IBM Community College Partnerships Support Next-Gen IT Training

IBM is partnering with community colleges across the United States to help prepare students for "New Collar" career opportunities, defined as well-paying jobs in which "in-demand technology skills are valued more than credentials, and a traditional four-year college degree may not always be required."

As U.S. Abandons Paris, Institutes of Sustainability Take Action on Campus

A new report examined 18 universities with various models for studying the subject of sustainability, looking at approaches to governance, research, education, engagement, campus operations and best practices.

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