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Oregon State U Amps Up AI Computing Power

Oregon State University's College of Engineering has deployed six new supercomputers to support research and education on campus.

Survey: Cybersecurity 'Most Daunting' Challenge

Worldwide health concerns aside, cybersecurity is the "most daunting challenge," according to a survey of engineers around the globe.

Blackboard to Sell Open LMS Business

Blackboard has announced it will sell its Open LMS business to workplace digital learning and talent management company Learning Technologies Group.

Boot Camp Opens Scholarship Programs to Widen Student Diversity

Boot camp provider Flatiron School has introduced a scholarship program intended to draw in more students from under-represented groups.



Cybersecurity Reports See Rise in Education Risks, Highlight Mobile

Two cybersecurity reports that highlight mobile device risks — one from Verizon and the other from NetScout Systems — have also touched on education in their findings.

Upcoming Events, Webinars & Calls for Papers (Week of March 9, 2020)

Upcoming events include SANS 2020, the NACCU Annual Conference 2020, and Textbook Affordability Conference.

SXSW EDU Canceled Due to Coronavirus Fears

The SXSW EDU conference has been called off, owing to fears over the coronavirus. SXSW EDU is an annual education-focused event held in Austin, TX, the week before the main SXSW festival, which has also been canceled.

Mobile Learning Can Promote Student Creativity When Done Right

How can you push students to become more creative? It's not necessarily something that can be taught explicitly; however, it can become an implicit element in the activities you have students do. That was the topic for two University of Missouri researchers who concluded that mobile technology can enhance student learning and creativity if it's used appropriately.

Crash Course Offers Roadmap for Quick Transition to Online Learning

The Flipped Learning Global Initiative has launched a free online course to help instructors and institutions that need to make a quick move to remote learning.

Coronavirus App to Provide At-Home Risk Assessment

Researchers at Augusta University are creating an app that will allow users to assess their COVID-19 infection risk at home in minutes, based on how they feel and where they've been.

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