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New MIT College of Computing to Boost AI Research Across the Institution

A new College of Computing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology will focus on the global opportunities and challenges of computing and the rise of artificial intelligence. The Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing, made possible by a $350 million gift from Blackstone CEO Stephen Schwarzman, will nearly double MIT's academic capabilities in computing and AI, adding 50 new faculty positions within the college and jointly with other departments across the institution.

Khan Academy Takes on Civics and U.S. History

The Khan Academy has launched a new series of videos focused on civics for students in K-12 and higher education — and anybody else interested in learning how government works in the United States.

NEC Intros Infinity Board for Collaboration

NEC Display Solutions has introduced a new collaboration tool that is intended to include everything needed to set up collaboration among multiple locations. Infinity Board includes hardware and software to "elevate" the interactive meeting experience.

YouTube to Invest $20 Million in Educational Content

YouTube, a Google company, has announced plans to invest $20 million in YouTube Learning, an initiative hinted at during the summer. The goal: "to support education-focused creators and expert organizations that create and curate high-quality learning content on the video site."



Engineering Schools Try Active Learning Classrooms to Lift Retention

Two engineering schools, one in New Mexico and the other in Texas, are investing in active learning classrooms to increase freshman retention, including among Hispanic women. New Mexico State University and Texas A&M University are turning to spaces that are set up to encourage teamwork and use furniture that integrates with technology.

Report Advocates 5 Models for the Future of Public Higher Education

A new report from Deloitte Insights and Georgia Tech examines a variety of ways public university systems can become more economically efficient.

Report: Registrars and Enrollment Leaders Need a Heavier Hand in IT Security

Because registrars and enrollment managers make decisions daily that affect securing data, both roles should be "key members" of the cybersecurity team. According to a new paper on information security in higher education, those individuals should meet regularly with the CIO and chief information security officer to weigh in on incident response plans, risk management and training programs.

NY Universities Part of $30 Million City Cyber Hub

Multiple institutions of higher education will be playing a big role in Cyber NYC, a $30 million initiative launched by the New York City Economic Development Corp. to make New York a worldwide hub for cybersecurity innovation.

Students to Learn App Design with Swift Programming Online

Genesys Works teamed up with Columbia College Chicago Online to deliver online Swift coding programs for local students, using K-12 curriculum created by Apple for its Everyone Can Code initiative and resources created by the college.

Blockcerts Updates Open Source Blockchain Architecture

Learning Machine announced updates to the Blockcerts open source project to enable native support for records issuance and verification using bitcoin and Ethereum blockchains.

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