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NYU Steinhardt Edtech Accelerator’s 2016 Cohort Starting Up Chatbots, Augmented Reality Tools and More

A startup accelerator from New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development and StartEd Companies is concluding a three-month mentorship program with nine Ed Tech startups in New York City. The startups each have a chance to receive up to $170,000 in funding to further develop their tech solutions “focused on improving education and learning."

3 Universities Recognized for Proposals to Use Blockchain to Secure Digital Voting Systems

Cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab today recognized three universities for their work on using blockchain technology to secure digital voting systems.

E-Learning Market Expected to Experience Major Growth Over Next Five Years

The e-learning market is predicted to experience significant global growth over the next five years, largely driven by advances in technology, evolving business needs and a number of emerging learning and development trends, according to Docebo’s newly released research report, “E-Learning Market Trends and Forecast 2017-2021.”

Lack of Awareness, Budget Are Key Barriers to Captioning Videos

More than half of respondents (55.3 percent) in a recent survey cited lack of general awareness as the top reason they are not captioning all videos at their institution. And at 48.9 percent of respondents' institutions, a captioning budget simply doesn't exist.



Report: Digital Natives ‘Easily Duped’ by Information Online

A study from Stanford Graduate School of Education researchers found that most middle, high school and college students have trouble discerning news articles from advertisements online.

RIT Launches Cybersecurity MicroMasters Program

Rochester Institute of Technology has launched a series of graduate-level courses in cybersecurity with edX, an online learning platform founded in 2012 by Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Columbia College Chicago Builds E-Learning Network

Columbia College Chicago has revamped its network to support e-learning at the liberal arts institution.

Ed Map, VitalSource Forge New Partnership to Expand Digital Content Offerings

The partnership will add VitalSource’s complete suite of offerings to Ed Map’s OPENVUE platform and its services, to expand course material offerings beyond eTextbooks.

MindTap Integrates Virtual Machine Labs for IT Students

MindTap, an online learning platform from Cengage Learning, has integrated “virtual machine labs” in an effort to prepare students to succeed in computer and information technology careers.

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