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Ohio Wesleyan U Lures Prospective Students with Personalized Web and Mobile Platform

Ohio Wesleyan University is turning to technology from Evolution Labs to increase applications from prospective students.

International Students Studying STEM in U.S. Jumps 10 Percent

The number of international students studying STEM subjects in the United States grew 10.1 percent from November 2015 to November 2016, according to a recent study published by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), a federal law enforcement agency.

Elsevier Debuts Metrics Tracking Journal Performance

Elsevier has come up with its own system for ranking journals that aims to provide “a more comprehensive, transparent and current view of a journal’s impact” to help assess the quality of more than 22,000 titles.



Attendance, Grades, Course Materials, Discussion Board Engagement Top List of Most Important LMS Activities

A new study from Civitas Learning, based on aggregated data collected using 4 million student records from 68 institutions, has identified attendance, LMS grades, course material engagement and discussion board engagement as the four most predictive types of LMS activities.

Deakin University to Offer Postgraduate Degrees via MOOC

Australia's Deakin University is gearing up to offer six full postgraduate degrees through FutureLearn, a massive open online course platform launched in 2012 by The Open University.

UMass Amherst Holds Activities for CS Ed Week

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is contributing supplies and volunteer support to help advance computer science education in K–12, as part of national Computer Science Education Week (Dec. 5–11).

MIT's Solve Initiative Launches 3 New Innovation Challenges

MIT's Solve initiative, a community focused on creative problem-solving, is tackling major global issues with three new challenges. This year's Solve challenges seek innovative, affordable, far-reaching and implementable solutions to address refugee education, carbon contributions and chronic diseases.

Online Learning Consortium Adds Scorecards to Evaluate Digital Offerings

The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) yesterday released three additional scorecards to help faculty and administrators evaluate digital course offerings. More than 400 higher ed institutions use OLC’s Quality Scorecard Suite to assess their online and blended learning programs and initiate planning efforts.

New Bluetooth Spec Delivers Longer Range, Faster Speed

New Bluetooth Spec Delivers Longer Range, Faster Speed

Next year's wireless headphones, fitness trackers, glucose monitors and in-car audio traffic navigators are expected to offer a longer range, faster performance and a larger broadcast message capacity with the adoption of Bluetooth 5.

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