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SAS Launches Online Program for Data Science Credentials

A new online program from SAS provides training in big data management, advanced analytics, machine learning, data visualization, text analytics and communication skills.

Cengage Launches Assessment Platform for Math Placement

Cengage today introduced PlaceU, a new assessment platform designed to ensure correct placement in college-level math courses.

IoT Tech to Increase Food Production in Purdue Digital Agriculture Program

Purdue University researchers are tapping into the Internet of Things to study and improve plant growth and food production processes.



Ohio U to Offer Free Training in Coding, Tech Skills

Ohio University students and alumni will now have access to intensive online and on-site training in coding and other tech skills, thanks to a partnership with technology talent development company Revature.  

Colleges Using AR/VR to Educate Homeowners on Disaster Clean-up

Experts estimate that hurricane-destroyed homes could take years to rebuild. A small team of IT leaders in higher education and experts from the building trades hope to expedite the work with an augmented and virtual reality (AVR) training program intended to draw people to the trades who previously would have considered it "dirty, underpaying and uninteresting."

Signal Vine Adds Quick Messaging Tool, Improved Support

Signal Vine allows schools to communicate through two-way personalized text messages that are sent to students based on data such as GPA, major, FAFSA status and more.

U North Texas Rolls Out Career Development Tools for Students

This fall, students at the University of North Texas have access to new tools for career development, searching for jobs and showcasing skills.

NEC Rolls Out Interactive Display Bundles for Classrooms

NEC has unveiled two new bundles designed specifically for K-12 and higher education and featuring large format displays.

Carnegie Mellon Prof Named Learning XPrize Finalist for RoboTutor Tool

A team led by Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) Professor Jack Mostow has won $1 million as a Global Learning XPrize finalist for its RoboTutor software.

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