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UC Irvine Group Tackles Cybersecurity Challenges

A University of California, Irvine group of faculty members and private sector cybersecurity experts has decided to take on cyber threats by applying a multidisciplinary approach that involves technology, law and policy.

Hackathon Conjures New Features for Student Success

According to Hobsons, the hackathon drew about 50 developers, web designers and user experience experts to team up over three days to build programs for use by college students and their advisors.

Report: Ed Tech Startups Stink at Student Data Privacy

The project's initial intent was to "capture the status quo" of how ed tech startups interact with their stakeholders about student data privacy practices and to identify best practices for those companies and others in the industry in formulating communications plans on privacy.



Credly Receives Open Badges Certification

Digital credentials provider Credly has become the first platform to receive official certification from the IMS Global Learning Consortium for compliance with the Open Badges Standard.

Report: Top 5 Vendors in Global AR Education Market

Market research firm Technavio has identified the top five vendors in the global augmented reality (AR) in education market. The companies are EON Reality, DAQRI, GAMOOZ, Magic Leap and QuiverVision.

Carnegie Mellon Invention Captures Social Motion

The approach used by the team was to "localize" body parts in a scene — arms, legs, faces, hands — and associate those parts with individuals.

Cloud and Mobile to Drive Increase in IT Spending Worldwide

According to the latest Worldwide Black Book forecast from International Data Corp., worldwide IT spending will increase by 4.5 percent in 2017, rebounding from last year's growth of 2.5 percent.

Biggest Challenges Facing K–12 STEM Ed: PD, Accountability Systems, CS Curricula

Mining two years’ worth of expert feedback, a nonprofit has identified six root causes to more than 100 issues facing STEM education today. The resulting “Grand Challenges” interactive map is a two-year project from 100Kin10 based on input from teachers, principals, nonprofit leaders, researchers, policymakers, union representatives and other education stakeholders within its network.

Kentucky Initiative Wants College, K–12 Students to Reach for Cloud Careers

With more than 1.3 million positions in computer and mathematical occupations expected to be open by 2022, the Kentucky Department of Education, Amazon Web Services, Project Lead the Way and others are taking action to build a pipeline of talent for a cloud-enabled future workforce.

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