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NSF Ranks R&D Spending in Higher Ed

The National Science Foundation recently released its annual ranking of total R&D expenditures for more than 900 colleges and universities.

14 Cyber Security Predictions for 2017

Researchers at Intel Security have identified 14 cyber threats to watch in 2017. The insights were released today in the organization's McAfee Labs 2017 Threats Predictions Report.

U South Florida to Offer Free Coding Program, Bootcamp to Students and Alumni

The University of South Florida has teamed with a private partner to offer students free access to an online coding program and the opportunity to attend an immersive coding bootcamp.



Multimodal Biometrics Strengthen Mobile Security

Passwords and PIN numbers for smartphones offer weak security for mobile devices, but a team of California State University, Fullerton researchers have found that multimodal biometrics (a combination of face, fingerprint and voice authentication schemes) significantly improve mobile security.

Western Governors U Washington Partners with Ed Services District on Continuing Ed

Western Governors University Washington is partnering with Capital Region Educational Service District 113 in an effort to improve access to continuing education to the district's employees.

Report: Flipped and Mobile Helping to Drive Growing Momentum in E-Learning Content and Courses

The generic e-learning course market is projected to grow by 8 percent per year over the next four years, driven primarily by growth in general purpose learning applications, cost-effectiveness of generic e-learning courses and increased adoption of mobile learning.

Suffolk U Students Crowdfund Their Own Startups

Students at Suffolk University are crowdfunding their business school projects as part of a new entrepreneurship course.

Students Develop VR Campus Tour of Lehigh U

A group of students at Lehigh University have created a virtual reality (VR) app that allows potential students to tour the campus from their mobile devices.

MIT Leads Collaborative Effort to Provide Free WiFi in Local Neighborhoods

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has partnered with several other organizations in an effort to provide free outdoor WiFi for two local neighborhoods.

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