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Harvard Ramping Up Captioning Efforts with NAD Settlement

After four years of fighting in court, Harvard University and the National Association of the Deaf have come to agreement on captioning of videos and online broadcasts — a decision that could have ramifications for all colleges and universities producing and publishing video and audio content.

College Students Overestimate Importance of Major Selection for Job Prospects

While the majority of college students in a recent survey believe their major selection is a key determinant of future job prospects, only 50 percent of employers analyzed in the study specified a major requirement for job listings.

Upcoming Events, Webinars & Calls for Papers (Week of Dec. 2, 2019)

Upcoming events include the 2019 Internet2 Technology Exchange, SANS Cyber Defense Initiative 2019, and EdgeCon 2020.

ASU Collaboratory to Focus on Connected Environments

Arizona State University has partnered with Cox Communications to launch the Connected Environments Collaboratory, an incubation center and convening space devoted to connected environments and the Internet of Things.

zSpace Expands AR/VR Apps for CTE

Ed tech company zSpace has added industrial robotics and advanced manufacturing applications to its portfolio of augmented and virtual reality solutions for career and technical education.

Upcoming Events, Webinars & Calls for Papers (Week of Nov. 25, 2019)

Upcoming events include the 2019 Internet2 Technology Exchange, SANS Cyber Defense Initiative 2019, and EdgeCon 2020.

ED Adds Potential Debt, Earnings to College Scorecard

The U.S. Department of Education is making updates to its College Scorecard to provide students with more data that will help them make informed decisions regarding their higher education options.

UC Berkeley Uses VR to Teach Interpersonal Skills

At the University of California, Berkeley, learners can hone their leadership and interpersonal skills through a virtual reality environment designed to help people navigate a global and multicultural workplace.

MOOCs on the Rise in China

China's government has gotten into the MOOC game, setting annual targets for how many high-quality massive open online courses should be produced each year.

Adaptive, Flipped Approach to Introductory Statistics Lifts Outcomes in 4-Year Schools

A multi-year pilot in Maryland that aimed to redesign the curriculum for introductory statistics using adaptive learning technology and active learning pedagogy found a spark of success among students in four-year institutions.

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