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Practical Fixes Could Improve Undergraduate Higher Ed

Could education be the vital ingredient that helps bring civility back to the national discourse and shows us how to bridge our differences? That's what a new report from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences suggested. And technology will play a role — albeit not a starring one — in that outcome.

U Maryland Baltimore County Plugs in Hybrid Reality Wall

The University of Maryland Baltimore County last month cut the ribbon on a new immersive "hybrid reality" lab for working with 3D, virtual reality and augmented reality.

Smart Wearables on the Rise as Market Grows

The worldwide wearables market showed continued growth in the third quarter of 2017, up 7.3 percent over last year, according to International Data Corp. The market research firm has also noted a growing trend toward smart wearables, defined as devices capable of running third-party applications.



Amazon Intros Alexa for Business

Amazon Web Services today announced Alexa for Business, a new service that provides voice control for office tasks.

Lackawanna College Offers Students Income-Sharing Deal

Students at Lackawanna College, a private nonprofit institution in Northeastern Pennsylvania, can now fund part of their college costs with an income share agreement, an arrangement that pays the institution a set percentage of their income after graduation.

MIT Researchers Speed Up 3D Printing 10 Times

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a desktop 3D printer that they say is up to 10 times faster than those currently commercially available.

Study Uncovers How Ed Tech Decision-Making Works

According to a recent survey, higher education people most often turn to each other when they're trying to make decisions about education technology. And it's not uncommon for them to start with a particular technology and then find a problem to solve, vs. identifying a pedagogical need and then looking for the tech tools that would address the challenges.

Israeli University Course Takes on Fake News

An Israeli university claims to be the first institution in the world to offer "Fake News," a course that is intended to prepare students with the critical thinking skills for sorting fact from fiction.

Digital Science Report Pushes Blockchain for Research

A new report from Digital Science explores blockchain technology and its potential to solve problems in scholarly communication and research.

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