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Lev Gonick to Serve as ASU CIO

Arizona State University has named Lev Gonick as the institution's next chief information officer. The longtime education technology leader will replace current CIO Gordon Wishon, who is set to retire at the end of this year.

Course Market Delivers Alternative Credentials and Certificates to Higher Ed

Ed tech companies Instructure, iDesign and Credly have partnered on Course Market, an online marketplace that works with higher education institutions to deliver workforce-relevant credentials and certificates to working learners.  

Nonprofit Encourages African American Girls and Women to Stay Afloat in STEM

A new nonprofit science education organization based in Baltimore, MD wants more African American girls and young women to explore marine-related research and pursue careers in aquatic-based STEM fields.

Indiana U Service Takes Single Application for Multiple Campuses

Besides paying one application fee, the candidate also needs to provide just a single copy of a transcript and official test scores and submit one essay.



ThirdEye Debuts 3-Screen AR System for Education

When wearers look straight ahead, the view is clear; they see what's in front of them. With a turn to the left, wearers view a video screen allowing them to communicate with and view a remote person. With a turn to the right, users see "data" screens, displaying instruction.

U Penn Initiative Taps Earth Networks for Advanced Weather Data Research

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and around the world will now have access to advanced weather and lightning data, thanks to a collaboration between the Wharton Customer Analytics Initiative and weather data company Earth Networks.

Student Loan Data Targeted in Instances of Credential Abuse; No Prosecutions Planned

Employees at a private firm are alleged to have tampered with a federal student loan database, but prosecutors are not bringing charges against the individuals involved.

Stampede2 Supercomputer Launches at Texas Advanced Computing Center

The University of Texas at Austin now runs the most powerful supercomputer at any higher education institution in the country, and researchers nationwide can tap its processing power for small- and large-scale data analysis.

Who's Worth More: the Administrator or the Professor?

"How Much is Too Much? Controlling Administrative Costs through Effective Oversight" provides a set of baselines allowing public and private non-profit institutions to compare the ratio of their spending on administration relative to spending on instruction.

Penn State World Campus Taps VR for Educating Teachers

A project at Penn State World Campus immersed teachers into a virtual classroom as part of a graduate-level special education course. Students could use a virtual reality headset to watch 360-degree videos or view them as regular videos on YouTube.

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