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MIT Machine Learning Model Learns from Audio Descriptions

Computer scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have invented a new machine learning model for object recognition that incorporates audio descriptions (versus transcripts of audio) along with images.

University of Oregon to Launch Coding Bootcamp

This coming January, the University of Oregon is launching its first coding bootcamp: a 24-week, part-time web development program geared toward adult learners and working professionals.

OpenStax Adds Business Textbook Series

Nearly all of the courses for students earning an Associate of Arts degree in business will soon be covered by a free OpenStax textbook, thanks to a series of six new introductory business textbooks being produced by the Rice University-based publisher of open educational resources.

Interactive Course Materials Associated with Student Outcomes Boost at Kennesaw State

Kennesaw State University has seen a 48 percent reduction the D.F.W.I. (D, fail, withdraw, incomplete) rate in one of its core curriculum courses following a move to interactive courseware.



8 Universities Leveraging Community Partnerships to Boost Student Outcomes

The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities and Coalition of Urban Serving Universities recently announced grants to eight public universities that are forging community partnerships to improve students' access to and overall success in college.

Upcoming Events, Webinars & Calls for Papers (Week of Sept. 17, 2018)

Upcoming events include SANS Network Security 2018, the 2018 C.C.U.M.C. Annual Conference, Construct3D and the Internet2 2018 Technology Exchange.

California CC Students Gain Access to Mobile Payment Tech

The Foundation for California Community Colleges' purchasing program, CollegeBuys, has entered into a five-year partnership with Nelnet Campus Commerce to offer the company's mobile-friendly payment processing solutions across the community college system's 115 institutions.

Washington State U Deploys Proctoring Tech to Support Growth in Online Testing

Washington State University has made a deal with Examity to use its online proctoring platform exclusively for up to 18,000 exams per year. And that number is expected to grow by 20 percent over the next seven years, according to a news announcement.

Organizations Struggling to Keep Pace with SDN, Networking Trends

A new study found that organizations across sectors, including education, are hard put to keep pace with new developments in the networking industry.

Wheaton College Providing Tools and Support for OER Campuswide

Wheaton College, a private liberal arts college in Massachusetts, is rolling out open education resources across the campus thanks to a partnership with learning platform panOpen.

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