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ED Names First OER Advisor

The United States Department of Education has hired its first "open education" advisor.

New Safety App Pinpoints Floor and Room Number in Emergency Calls

Sacred Heart University in Connecticut hopes to reduce emergency response time. It has tested out a feature on a university safety app that during an emergency can pinpoint where inside a building a person is located.

Colorado State Adds Milestone Recognition on Route to Degree

Colorado State University is adding awards of completion to its academic programs to keep people motivated as they work towards undergraduate and master's degrees.

Oxford Consolidates IT Support Operations With Cloud-Based Service Desk

England's University of Oxford now has a single cloud-based service desk supporting 30,000 users, 100 departments and 38 colleges.

Carnegie Partners With XanEdu to Deliver Developmental Math Courses

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching will use the cloud-based platform to allow more teachers to customize content and to distribute it to more students.

Pearson Launches Third Annual Student Coding Contest

Pearson is holding its third annual student coding contest, which challenges college students to develop new learning applications that integrate with Pearson products.

Nearpod Now Integrates With Google Classroom

Nearpod, a company that provides tools to sync learning resources and content across devices, has integrated its technology with Google Classroom.

Universities Host Drone Competition

Two universities will be hosting drone events at an upcoming air race.

NYU Poly Expands Cybersecurity Competition

New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering's Cybersecurity Awareness Week is expanding the opportunities for high school students to get involved with webinars in advance and self-guided online education modules that they can use to prepare for the High School Forensics Challenge, one of six contests for college and high school students to participate in.

Research: Learning Is No Spectator Sport

MOOCs that rely primarily on people watching lectures may be missing an opportunity to help their students learn even more by adding interactive activities. Recent research into massive open online courses suggests that students do six times better in the course by "extra doing."