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ED Reveals Final Regulation on Open Licensing Requirement for Competitive Grant Programs

The United States Department of Education (ED) has announced final regulations tied to competitive grant programs and open licensing. When educational institutions apply for grants, they are required to share certain findings and resources publicly, with some exceptions, so other educators, students and institutions may benefit.

Data Map Shows Computer Science, Business are the Most Popular Online Courses in the U.S.

Coursera has analyzed data from 5 million students in the United States who have enrolled in the company’s massive open online courses (MOOCs), uncovering that computer science and business are the most popular topics overall in the majority of states and more MOOC learning trends,

Pearson to Lower Cost of E-Books, Textbooks

Publishing giant Pearson Education Wednesday announced it would reduce the prices of its e-book and textbook rentals.

Educause Announces Top IT Issues, Trends and Tech Report for 2017

Expanding on the preview of its annual ranking of IT issues for higher education released last fall, Educause today announced its full report on the key issues, trends and technologies poised to impact higher ed in 2017.



Interfolio Acquires DATA180 to Improve Faculty Activity Reporting

Interfolio’s faculty-focused workflow platform will soon feature more comprehensive, user-friendly tools for faculty activity reporting, thanks to the recent acquisition.

Canvas-Portfolium Partnership Links Coursework to Job Skills

Students using Instructure's Canvas learning management system will now be able to connect their learning with career opportunities via the Portfolium e-portfolio platform.

XYZprinting Intros $230 3D Printer

XYZprinting announced multiple 3D printer models, including one that sells for under $230, along with two new precision 3D printers and a commercial-grade prototyping printer.

ALA, Google to Train Future Librarians to Code

The American Library Association (ALA), the largest association of libraries in the world, and Google K–12 Education Outreach have launched the next phase of a program that trains university faculty members to teach future librarians on how to implement high-quality CS programs at public and school libraries.

Gale Releases Digital Archive from ACLU

The content in the archive covers the years between 1912 and 1990, with a focus on civil rights, race, children and women's rights, freedom of speech and due process.

Study: Instructor Quality 'Clearly' an Important Factor in Student Success

The study analyzed information on 2,343 instructors who had taught 34,725 sections of MTH/208, covering a total of 396,038 student observations, between July 2000 and July 2014. Student performance on the final exam (or some variation) was used as the outcome measure.

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