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Stanford Hosts AI Camp for Girls

A summer program at Stanford University introduced high school girls to artificial intelligence.

Students Delay Getting Course Material, Face Poorer Grades

More than seven in 10 students (72 percent) wait until a new course has started before they invest in course material. Another 27 percent never buy the course material at all. These results come from a survey done in May 2016 of 500 currently enrolled college students by Wakefield Research on behalf of VitalSource.

U Nevada Reno Turns to Private Partner to Support Online Master's Programs

The University of Nevada, Reno is expanding an existing partnership with a private party to launch an online master of public health degree in spring of 2017.

U of Michigan AI Studies Receives $22 Million from Toyota

The university will use the funding to build a research facility on campus that is focused on autonomous vehicles and advanced robotics projects.



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Worldwide Revenues for AR and VR to Increase $156.8 Billion by 2020

Worldwide revenues for the augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) markets are expected to grow from $5.2 billion in 2016 to more than $162 billion in 2020, according to research done by the International Data Corporation (IDC). The $156.8 billion increase represents a compound annual growth rate of 181.3 percent over the 2015-20 forecast period.

Penn State Explores AI in Teaching

University faculty members are developing a device, First Class, that uses artificial intelligence to help pre-service teachers practice student engagement techniques.

Slapstick Focus of MOOC Developed by Ball State Faculty and Students

Does a study of the scene of Ricky Bobby flailing around in his BVDs trying to put out a non-existent fire in Talladega Nights have a place in higher education? That particular movie could surface alongside other Will Ferrell classics — as well as movies featuring Charlie Chaplin, Lucille Ball and others — in a massive open online course examining the history of slapstick comedy in film over the past century.

CommonCoach Debuts New Tool for Common App

A new tool designed to help students with the Common App, the inli.ne browser extension for Chrome, is now available.

East Tennessee State Targets Student-Athletes With New Engagement Tool

Evolution Labs' SA360 platform will deliver information via multiple devices tailored for the specific needs of individual student-athletes on the ETSU campus.

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