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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.

Research: Flipped Learning Boosts Test Scores

The latest word on the use of "pre-class activities" — flipped learning — is that it improves student engagement in the class itself as well as students' assessment scores. A recent study by a team of researchers from Macmillan Learning and the University of Connecticut examined the use of flipped learning through Achieve, a new Macmillan digital learning tool, and found a "significant effect" with its use.



Institutions to Tackle Internet Governance and Policy Issues

Twenty-two universities, think tanks and advocacy organizations are delving into policy issues around technology and the internet, funded by more than $3.5 million from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

Universities Receive Billion-Dollar Donation to Advance Innovation

A large donation is supporting innovation in education and research at four institutions across the country. The gift comes from the LORD Corp., a privately held manufacturing company founded in 1924 that produced advanced adhesives and coatings, as well as vibration and motion control technologies.

Americans Place Highest Value on Higher Ed Programs that Align with Career Pathways

According to a new report from nonprofit Strada Education Network, American adults most value higher education programs that are directly related to their career paths.

Virginia Tech Programs to Focus on Blockchain

Virginia Tech is getting support to launch two initiatives to provide students and faculty with opportunities to explore blockchain technology. The university has received $546,800 in grants from the Growth and Opportunity for Virginia funding program.

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

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

Learning Credential Blockchain Platform in Development

IBM is working with Central New Mexico Community College, National Student Clearinghouse and VetBloom by Ethos Veterinary Health to develop a blockchain-based platform where job applicants can share their credentials with prospective employers.

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