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Dropbox Joins Internet2 Net+ Program

Colleges and universities now have an easier way to deploy Dropbox campuswide, thanks to a new agreement between the cloud storage and collaboration company and Internet2.

American Public U Adds CBE to Online Mix

The new "Momentum" offerings allow students to master competencies and move through course materials at their own pace without being held back by limitations on how much they can accomplish in a term.

Google Cloud Acquires Kaggle, Releases New Machine Learning Products

Google Cloud has acquired Kaggle, home to the world’s largest community of data scientists and machine learning enthusiasts. Google Cloud is also releasing new machine learning products, including a Video Intelligence API that automatically recognizes objects in videos and makes them searchable and discoverable.

Simpler Alternative to Net Price Calculator Gaining Pickup

That app, MyinTuition, was created by a professor of economics at the school who was frustrated by having to forecast the cost of sending his own kids to college.



Johns Hopkins U Website Ranks K–12 Reading, Math Programs Under ESSA Standards

A new website launched by the Johns Hopkins University Center for Research and Reform in Education (CRRE) offers insights into K–12 reading and math programs.

Report: Smartphone Market to Make a Comeback in 2017

Worldwide smartphone shipments are expected to rebound with single-digit growth, according to technology research firm International Data Corporation. Android devices will comprise a majority share of the smartphone market, followed by Apple and Microsoft in third place, with smartphone shipments forecast to reach 1.53 billion units in 2017.

Savannah College of Art and Design Introduces AR-Trackable Catalog

Building on the success of its VR-enhanced acceptance letter packages in 2015, the Savannah College of Art and Design has introduced a college catalog with augmented reality (AR) technology.

Report: Wearables Continue Counting Off Growth

The wearables market retains its steady growth, rising 17 percent in the fourth quarter of 2016 compared to the same period in the previous year, according to International Data Corporation's recent Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker report.

Report: iPad, Mac Use Growing in Higher Ed

Ninety-four percent of higher education institutions in a recent survey said they use Apple's iPad to enhance learning, while 80 percent use Mac devices.

Immersive Education: AR Comes of Age

For augmented reality to succeed in education, there's more required than just cool experiences.

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