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Murray Wants Higher Ed Act Reauthorization to Tackle Affordability

The ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee wants the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act to make college more affordable for low-income students.

AWS Intros Cloud Ambassador Program

Amazon Web Services is investing in educators who use the cloud and distributed computing in their classrooms through a promotional credits program.

Penn State Project Finds VR Better for Second Language Learning

While virtual reality has proven useful in helping people explore physical realms they can't visit, a study undertaken by a team of researchers at Penn State has found that it can also speed up second language learning among adults, as if they were immersed in the place where that language was natively spoken.

Echo360 Launches Universal Capture App

Video platform company Echo360 has introduced Universal Capture, software that enables video recording and streaming across multiple computing platforms via a unified interface.

Educause Releases Preview of 2019 Horizon Report

Higher education I.T. association Educause recently released a preview of its 2019 Horizon Report, an analysis of the trends and technology developments that are likely to impact higher ed in the short-, mid- and long-term future.

Google Machine Learning Boot Camp Targets Women's Colleges

Google is helping people who want to launch their computer science careers by delivering a free machine learning "boot camp" at five colleges around the country.

Cryptojacking Targets Education

Malicious cryptomining or cryptojacking, as it's called, describes the theft of computer processing resources — electricity, cloud services and other digital assets — that are then exploited to do cryptocurrency mining without the owner's permission or knowledge.

Students Invited to Hunt Down Online Vulnerabilities on Stanford Systems

Stanford University has implemented a "bug bounty" program that pays people for finding vulnerabilities in the university's software systems. Set up by the Information Security office, the program is only open to Stanford students and full-time employees. Rewards range from $50 to $1,000, all paid in Amazon gift cards.

Michigan Tech Prof Posts 3D Printing Course to Wikiversity

The course is built around a set of "progressively more challenging exercises" intended to teach students how to work with free 3D design tools OpenSCAD, FreeCAD and Blender, "so they can solve just about any 3D printing design challenges."

McGraw-Hill Upgrades Adaptive Learning Engine

McGraw-Hill Education today announced SmartBook 2.0, an update to the adaptive learning engine for its Connect learning platform.

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