The United States Department of Education has hired its first "open education" advisor.
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 University is adding awards of completion to its academic programs to keep people motivated as they work towards undergraduate and master's degrees.
England's University of Oxford now has a single cloud-based service desk supporting 30,000 users, 100 departments and 38 colleges.
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 is holding its third annual student coding contest, which challenges college students to develop new learning applications that integrate with Pearson products.
Nearpod, a company that provides tools to sync learning resources and content across devices, has integrated its technology with Google Classroom.
Two universities will be hosting drone events at an upcoming air race.
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.
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."