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Researchers Crowdsource Creation of Worldwide Map of Power Grid

Researchers at Technical University of Munich are crowdsourcing data related to the world's power grid for OpenGridMap — a planning tool that will be useful as the world continues to covert to more broadly to renewable forms of energy in the face of climate change.

Department of Homeland Security Calls on Students to Learn Cybersecurity Skills

The United States Department of Homeland Security earlier this week launched its 2017 Cyber Student Volunteer Initiative. The competition invites current undergraduate and graduate students to support the agency’s cyber work at more than 40 field offices nationwide.

Knovation Integration Services Simplifies Access to OER

Knovation has introduced content integration services that will allow users to gain access to digital resources through applications their districts use. The integration can happen via API or through the cloud.

Texas Cracks Down on Coding Bootcamps

The Texas Workforce Commission has sent letters to a handful of coding bootcamps operating without proper certification, in violation of Texas law.



MIT Intros MOOC Program in Development Economics with Blended Path to Master's

MIT has introduced a new blended "micromasters" program that can help people earn their master's degree in data, economics and development policy.

U at Buffalo Facility to Advance Self-Driving Cars

UB recently received funding to build a new, multifaceted research facility dedicated to autonomous and connected vehicles, fully equipped with multiple simulators and other instruments.

Google Unveils IoT Developer Platform, Updates to Weave

Google recently launched a preview of Android Things, which makes it faster and easier to develop smart, connected products. Google also revealed updates to Weave, an IoT communications platform.

CEO of Knewton Steps Down

Knewton has announced that its chief executive officer, Jose Ferreira, is stepping down and joining the company’s Board of Directors to help guide the company as it continues to expand its reach into new markets and products.

Lehman College to Build VR Center in NYC

Lehman College has unveiled its plans to build an Interactive Digital Center (IDC) that will train future VR and AR professionals.

Feds Release Final State Authorization Rules for Distance Ed Programs

The United States Department of Education has released its final rules to improve oversight and clarify the state authorization requirements for institutions to participate in federal student aid disbursement programs — which will impact more than 5.5 million students.

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