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State Giving Some College Students a Free Ride if They're Willing to Become STEM Teachers

Lawmakers in North Carolina have allocated funding towards scholarships for up to 160 college students who commit to teaching a STEM subject or special education within the state.

Examity to Provide Online Proctoring for Open edX Platform

This fall, courses delivered on the Open edX platform will be able to incorporate live, recorded or fully automated proctoring from online proctoring and identify verification company Examity.

Solar Energy Curricula Now Available Through Schools Power, ForeFront Power

ForeFront Power and Schools Power recently teamed up to develop and launch a number of educational resources that teach K–12 and college students the basic principles of solar energy.

U North Carolina Opts for Unit-Adaptable Course Eval System

The school sought a solution that could standardize course evaluation functionality, such as reporting, while still leaving autonomy in place across the various departments and units to customize the assessment contents.



New Tools Help Adult Students Come Back to Complete Their Degrees

Student success coaching services provider InsideTrack has come up with a new suite of Re-Enrollment & Re-Entry offerings designed to help colleges and universities get former students back on track to complete their degrees.

Kahoot! Adds $10 Million in Funding, Launches Mobile App

Kahoot!, the popular game-based learning platform, has added $10 million of funding to its series A financing round, the company said Wednesday. A group of new private investors from Norway, where Kahoot! is based, led this series A extension funding round, joining current investors Microsoft Ventures, Creandum and Northzone.

Eastern Iowa Community Colleges Gains $780,000 NSF Grant for VR Water Project

Eastern Iowa Community Colleges (EICC) was recently awarded a $784,218 grant through 2020 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for a project focused on developing a virtual reality (VR) educational curriculum for water management.

Research: Sophomores a Decade Later

Researchers look at outcomes for students who were part of the generation that came of age during the dot-com bubble, the attacks of September 11, the Great Recession and myriad changes in the business of higher education, including higher tuition and a greater reliance on ever-larger student loans.

D2L Brightspace Summer17 Brings Efficiency, Data Access

D2L is rolling out a number of enhancements to its Brightspace learning management system with a new Summer17 release.

MIT Research: Put People Together for Greater Collaboration

If you want to get people to collaborate more, stop emphasizing virtual meetings and find ways to get them together in physical ways. That's what Massachusetts Institute of Technology found in a recent study among its researcher population.

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