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Upcoming Events, Webinars & Calls for Papers (Week of Jan. 13, 2020)

Upcoming events include the Association of American Colleges & Universities 2020 Annual Meeting, LearnLaunch Across Boundaries Conference, and SANS Security East 2020.

New Indiana U AI Supercomputer Is Fastest in the State

Indiana University has acquired a new artificial intelligence supercomputer that claims the distinction of being the fastest in the state of Indiana and one of the fastest university-owned supercomputers in the United States.

APLU Efforts to Scale Student Success Win Gates Foundation Dollars

The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities has received $2.5 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to provide "capacity-building services" that will support "student-centered university transformation" at its member institutions.

U Michigan Tool Helps Students Learn How to Work in Teams

Three engineering faculty members at the University of Michigan — all female — who have co-taught an Introduction to Engineering course have come up with a new tool at the institution to help students learn how to work in teams.



GIGxr Acquires Pearson XR Operations

A new company has acquired the immersive learning assets of a Pearson affiliate. GIGxr, formed for the express purpose of the deal, has specifically picked up Pearson TQ, which produces custom training and education solutions.

EdX Offers Working Learners New Pathway to Bachelor's Degree

EdX has introduced a new MicroBachelors program designed to offer working learners job-ready skills in a credit-backed, stackable credential that can be applied toward a full bachelor's degree.

Study: Why Women Stick with Engineering

Young women have "many opportunity windows"during which the intervention of role models, particular kinds of messaging, involvement in engineering activities and the use of student-centered learning "can have a significant impact on her choices and persistence," according to a new report.

Campus Management Tackles Financial Aid Verification

Education technology company Campus Management has released a new application for streamlining aspects of financial aid processing. Student Verification, as it's called, helps colleges and universities automate the workflows of rules compliance and verification as well as handle communications, according to the company.

MOOCs Could Be Effective for Employee Upskilling

According to a team of researchers from Canadian University Dubai, Lancaster University and the University of Adelaide, a review of literature found that massive open online courses can provide flexible learning, address rapidly changing skills needs and deliver credentials.

OER Commons Intros Authoring Tool

OER Commons, an organization focused on creating open educational resources for education, has developed a new tool for authoring OER.

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