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MIT Intros MOOC Program in Development Economics with Blended Path to Master's

MIT has introduced a new blended "micromasters" program that can help people earn their master's degree in data, economics and development policy.

U at Buffalo Facility to Advance Self-Driving Cars

UB recently received funding to build a new, multifaceted research facility dedicated to autonomous and connected vehicles, fully equipped with multiple simulators and other instruments.

Google Unveils IoT Developer Platform, Updates to Weave

Google recently launched a preview of Android Things, which makes it faster and easier to develop smart, connected products. Google also revealed updates to Weave, an IoT communications platform.

CEO of Knewton Steps Down

Knewton has announced that its chief executive officer, Jose Ferreira, is stepping down and joining the company’s Board of Directors to help guide the company as it continues to expand its reach into new markets and products.



Lehman College to Build VR Center in NYC

Lehman College has unveiled its plans to build an Interactive Digital Center (IDC) that will train future VR and AR professionals.

Feds Release Final State Authorization Rules for Distance Ed Programs

The United States Department of Education has released its final rules to improve oversight and clarify the state authorization requirements for institutions to participate in federal student aid disbursement programs — which will impact more than 5.5 million students.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute Develops App That Detects Alcohol Intoxication

AlcoGait runs in the background on a user’s smartphone and continuously analyzes the user’s walking pattern for anomalies that indicate intoxication level.

Global Interactive Whiteboard Market to Grow 7% Through 2020

The global interactive whiteboard (IWB) market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of almost 7 percent from 2016 through 2020, according to a recent report issued by London-based tech market research firm Technavio.

Pepperdine U to Establish International Network of Makerspace Clubs

A four-year project at Pepperdine University will work to establish a network of 12 makerspace clubs in the United States, Europe and Africa.

California Launches CC Pathways Project Based on National Model

Three California community colleges that participated in a national project to help students get and stay on a path for their college studies will be leading other community colleges in the state to implement a similar model.

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