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Top Hat Secures $22.5 Million to Challenge College Textbook Industry

The Canadian education technology startup is looking to go head-to-head with Pearson, McGraw-Hill and other American textbook publishers with its own cloud-based platform.

Report: Reforming STEM Ed at Research Universities

As the research on how people learn evolves, so should instructional methods for STEM undergraduate programs within colleges and universities. That's the premise of a set of case studies published by the Association of American Universities and the Research Corporation for Science Advancement.

The 6 Major Barriers to Technology Adoption in Higher Ed

Even as technology proliferates in education at unprecedented rates, new hurdles — including limitations of the human mind to keep up with technological advances — are throwing themselves in the way of effective implementation.

2U Issues Research Grants; Builds Online Degree Programs for Vanderbilt, Pepperdine, Dayton

2U said the one-year awards, totaling almost $200,000, are meant to support the work of full-time faculty members and other academic leaders at the firm's partner universities.



Autopsy for the Failure That Was inBloom

In the wake of inBloom, 400 pieces of state-level legislation around student data privacy have been introduced, and many have been adopted. More tellingly, the trend in data-fueled ed tech has since been toward piecemeal adoption of closed, proprietary systems instead of a multi-state, open source platform.

Ivy League Students Give Advice to High School Kids on YouTube Channel

A new video series features Ivy League students talking to America’s best and brightest high school students to give them a realistic idea of what lies ahead. The interviews can be found on the National Leadership Academies’ YouTube channel.

Penn State Opens First Online Bachelor's in Engineering

The online classes will be taught by the faculty from the university's school of engineering, which also offers a face-to-face version at the campus in Erie and is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.

Hobsons Acquires High School Counselor-College Admissions App

Ed tech company Hobsons recently acquired RepVisits, an application for connecting high school advisors with college admissions offices to arrange high school visits.

European MOOC Platform Expands to 5 U.S. Universities

FutureLearn, the largest MOOC provider in Europe, today announced its first United States university partners.

U Chicago Project Aims to Dispel 'Misguided Notions and Outdated Assumptions' about College Readiness

Policymakers and education leaders are often working with "misguided" ideas about student success and college readiness, and researchers at the University of Chicago are looking to do something about that.

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