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Smart Assistants Helping to Drive Growth of Wearables

Wearable devices will continue to see healthy growth over the next five years, driven by new use cases, new devices and the rise of smart assistants.

Kaltura Intros Video Messaging Tool

Video platform provider Kaltura has introduced Kaltura Pitch, a video messaging tool that allows users to create and share personalized video messages via desktop or mobile device, and provides data reports for measuring recipient engagement.

XSEDE and Aristotle Cloud Federation Offer Joint Cloud Implementation Service

The Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment is partnering with the Aristotle Cloud Federation to help institutions deploy the OpenStack cloud on their campuses.

Makerbot Method Aims to Bridge Gap Between Desktop and Industrial 3D Printers

Makerbot will begin shipping its Method 3D printer tomorrow. Starting at $6,499, the new model offers roughly double the print speed of a conventional desktop 3D printer with improved precision.



Report: 5 Models for College Reinvention

How will higher ed evolve over the next decade? According to "The Learner Revolution: How Colleges Can Thrive in a New Skills and Competencies Marketplace," "savvy traditional institutions" will embrace five different models of innovation as they become more responsive to market needs. The report was produced by Education Design Lab.

Paper Offers Framework for Reducing Algorithm Bias

A recent paper on algorithm development provided some guidance for how to reduce the bias inherent in AI algorithms as well as the harm those biases can have on underprivileged groups.

White House Unveils Higher Education Act Reauthorization Principles

The Trump administration is weighing in on the upcoming HEA reauthorization with a set of proposed reforms.

Klaxoon Adds Dropbox Education Integration

Dropbox Education and Klaxoon have partnered to add Dropbox integration to Klaxoon's collaborative tools for teams.

Artificial Intelligence Seeing Massive Surge in Education

Education will experience the third-largest growth of any sector, coming in slightly behind government (44.3 percent) and "personal and consumer services" (43.3 percent).

Higher Ed Committee Offers Three Dozen Recommendations for Updating HEA

A new report from the "Higher Education Committee of 50" offered 36 recommendations for helping students overcome the obstacles preventing them from "enrolling in, paying for and graduating from college." Among them: allowing for the filing of multi-year FAFSAs; eliminating the ban on collecting student unit-record level data; and requiring the U.S. Department of Education to add a "dynamic, user-tested truth-in-lending calculator and annual debt letter to the advising process of prospective students and to StudentLoans.gov, the federal web portal for borrowers.

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