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Higher Ed Organizations Push Forward on Credential Transparency

Led by the American Council on Education, the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, and Educause, 15 national higher education organizations have signed a joint statement in support of credential data transparency.

Clemson Design Class Teaches 3D Printing Techniques

Students at Clemson University are getting first-hand experience on how to conceptualize, develop and build medical devices through 3D printing in a senior design class.

Coding Dojo Intros Data Science Bootcamp

Coding Dojo is launching a new program at its Bellevue campus to train the next generation of data scientists and data analysts.

NSF Seeking Grantees for Research-Focused Cyberinfrastructure Improvements

U.S. colleges and universities and other nonprofit education organizations have until Jan. 21, 2020 to apply for big grants from the National Science Foundation for improving multi-campus networking and cybersecurity infrastructure that specifically support science applications and distributed research projects.



Upcoming Events, Webinars & Calls for Papers (Week of Nov. 4, 2019)

Upcoming events include the A.C.M. S.I.G.U.C.C.S. Annual Conference, E-Learn 2019, and W.C.E.T. 31st Annual Meeting.

Playbook Shares How to Keep Higher Ed Collaboration Networks Healthy

What could an organization of universities creating an infrastructure for shareable cloud-based services have in common with a group of schools that convened an "emergency council" after World War I to make sure the country had a sufficient supply of "technically trained military personnel"? Both, according to a new "playbook" from Ithaka S+R, are successful examples of "higher education-focused networks."

Arizona State and Sprint Join Forces on 5G and IoT

An initiative between Arizona State University and telecommunications company Sprint will focus on 5G and the Internet of Things. The multiyear program will build on 5G connectivity in place on campus, produce new IoT curriculum and launch a spate of joint research projects.

Nearpod Takes K-12 Student Engagement Software into Higher Ed

Nearpod, which produces education technology for K-12, is redesigning its flagship service for use in higher education classrooms too.

Elon Students Create Campus-Only Social App

A team of students at North Carolina's Elon University have launched a social app that allows its users to share short videos.

Students Rate College Success Tools, WiFi High; Accessibility Efforts Low

If schools were wondering whether student success tools are worth the investment, a survey among students by Educause has put the question to rest. Students rated degree audit tools that show the degree requirements completed as the most useful (ranked by 80 percent of respondents as "very" or "extremely" useful).

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