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Penn State Incorporates Blogging into the Classroom

Faculty and students at Pennsylvania State University are embracing blogs as teaching and learning tools.

Most Faculty Tackle Synchronous Online Instruction Ill-Prepared

Most Faculty Tackle Synchronous Online Instruction Ill-Prepared

If the outcome from online courses is uneven, it's little wonder. Most instructors aren't exactly up to speed on what to expect, according to a new report from the Online Learning Consortium

MIT Creates Curriculum for Inaugural Boston STEM Week

During the first week of October, 6,500 middle school students will participate in the first Boston STEM Week. The initiative brings hands-on STEM curriculum developed by MIT and other organizations to 36 middle schools, with plans to reach 2,000 schools by the end of 2020.

UC San Diego Extension, SDSC Partner on Modern Data Science Academy

The University of California, San Diego's department of Extended Studies and Public Programs has partnered with the San Diego Supercomputer Center to launch the Modern Data Science Academy, an education center providing hands-on workshops about data mining and data analytics.

UCI Launches Coaching Service for Continuing Education Students

The University of California Irvine's Division of Continuing Education is launching a new career coaching service for students that combines both digital and live components.

Arizona State's Avnet Innovation Lab to Fund Tech Entrepreneurs

Arizona State University</a> and global technology distributor <a href="">Avnet</a> are offering $250,000 in grant funding for technology entrepreneurs.

Verba Adds Tool for "All-Inclusive" Textbooks

A company that provides services to campus bookstores has updated its platform with a new offering.

Udacity Unveils Nanodegree Program for Self-Driving Car Engineers

At TechCrunch’s Disrupt SF event last week, Udacity Founder and President Sebastian Thrun debuted a Nanodegree program for building autonomous vehicles, and discussed how the program is part of the company’s vision to democratize higher education.

NextTier Debuts College Search Platform

NextTier Education has launched a new platform designed to help students, counselors and parents in the college search, planning an application processes. Debuts Tech Leasing Program for Schools, a reseller of education technology, has launched a new technology leasing service for K-12 and higher education.

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