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Eastern Iowa Community Colleges Gains $780,000 NSF Grant for VR Water Project

Eastern Iowa Community Colleges (EICC) was recently awarded a $784,218 grant through 2020 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for a project focused on developing a virtual reality (VR) educational curriculum for water management.

Kahoot! Adds $10 Million in Funding, Launches Mobile App

Kahoot!, the popular game-based learning platform, has added $10 million of funding to its series A financing round, the company said Wednesday. A group of new private investors from Norway, where Kahoot! is based, led this series A extension funding round, joining current investors Microsoft Ventures, Creandum and Northzone.

Research: Sophomores a Decade Later

Researchers look at outcomes for students who were part of the generation that came of age during the dot-com bubble, the attacks of September 11, the Great Recession and myriad changes in the business of higher education, including higher tuition and a greater reliance on ever-larger student loans.

D2L Brightspace Summer17 Brings Efficiency, Data Access

D2L is rolling out a number of enhancements to its Brightspace learning management system with a new Summer17 release.



MIT Research: Put People Together for Greater Collaboration

If you want to get people to collaborate more, stop emphasizing virtual meetings and find ways to get them together in physical ways. That's what Massachusetts Institute of Technology found in a recent study among its researcher population.

Oregon State U to Create Adaptive Chemistry Lab Simulations

Online students at Oregon State University will soon be able to perform lab experiments virtually, thanks to a new project with adaptive learning and instructional design company Smart Sparrow.

Indiana University Taps Tech to Optimize Course Scheduling

More than 100,000 students at Indiana University will soon have a clearer pathway to graduation, thanks to technology that streamlines the course scheduling process.

Winners Chosen for 2017 SkillsUSA Additive Manufacturing Competition

More than 16,000 students, teachers, industry professionals and others attended the 53rd annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference, a SME and Stsratasys-hosted conference that showcases career and technical education (CTE) students participating in SkillsUSA. SME created the Additive Manufacturing Contest for SkillsUSA for high school and college students with the main objective to attract more students to careers in manufacturing through an emerging technology and to advance an increasingly relevant technology.

New Dremel 3D Printer Supports Remote Build Management with Visual Monitoring

The DigiLab 3D45 offers remote build management, including network support, a 720p camera for monitoring the build, monitoring of multiple 3D printers and a cloud-based slicing tool.

Lustre 2.1 Adds Progressive File Layouts, Project Quota Support

Lustre 2.1 was quietly released last week, adding several new features to the open source filesystem for high-performance computing environments.

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