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SXSW EDU Featuring the Whimsical and Serious to Spark 'Creative Thinking' in Higher Ed

There may be no better place to combine lofty education issues with a sense of fun and creativity than the SXSW EDU Conference & Festival, coming to Austin next month. Where else can you attend a variety show inspired by student writing projects, participate in a Moth StorySLAM, view a powerful documentary film screening, discuss teaching and learning strategies and debate policy, all in one event?

Upcoming Events, Webinars & Calls for Papers (Week of Feb. 18, 2019)

Upcoming events include Innovations 2019, South by Southwest E.D.U. 2019, and Open ed X 2019.

App Allows for Open Annotation of Web Content; Schools Sign on to Pilot

Nonprofit Hypothesis is offering an app that allows for “open annotation” of web content. The organization is especially interested in wooing educational users (both K-12 and higher ed) to serve as test pilots.

Survey: Faculty Development Most Important Teaching and Learning Issue for 2019

For the sixth year in a row, the topic of faculty development has turned up among the top three "teaching and learning issues" in an annual survey done by Educause. This year that same issue was also No. 1, getting 25 percent more votes than the next top choice: online and blended learning.



VR Brings Historic Campus Building Back to Life

A project at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is reviving an historic building that opened in 1869 and was demolished in 1948. Starting this week, people will be able to tour it, at least in virtual form.

Carnegie Mellon CS Academy Creating Free High School Coding Curriculum

Carnegie Mellon University has launched a free, online curriculum for high school students to help instructors teach programming skills using graphics and animations. The lessons were developed by the new CMU Computer Science Academy, part of the School of Computer Science.

Universities Join Blockchain Research Initiative

Blockchain currency company Ripple is bringing together 11 universities from around the world to spur interest in blockchain academic research.

Entry-Level NEC Projectors Deliver 15,000 Hours of Lamp Life

NEC Display Solutions has introduced two new lines of projectors intended for education. According to the company, the MC and ME series replace previous entry-level projectors (some of which have since gone on sale). Both sets promise longer lamp life.

Relieving Test Jitters Leads to Better Science Course Outcomes

A Stanford experiment found that low-income high schoolers who rechannel their "negative emotions" during STEM testing can do better on the tests — and the course.

Report: Why Tech for Adult Learning So Often Misses the Mark

When deploying new education technology for adult learners, is there such a thing as an ideal adoption pathway? Some "key actions," such as administrators using research and data on adult ed tech to inform their purchase decisions, can make the difference, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Education-funded LINCS system.

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