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National American U Turns to Private Partner for Coding Bootcamp Curriculum

National American University has partnered with a private company to offer a 10-week coding bootcamp at its Lewisville campus.

U Memphis Explores Support for Blended Learning Environments

The University of Memphis is teaming with a private partner to explore how students can best thrive in a blended learning environment with access to both teachers and automated instruction.

12 University Teams Advance in Amazon AI Contest

Amazon has announced 12 university teams that will participate in its Alexa Prize contest, which challenges university and college students worldwide to develop a “socialbot” capable of holding conversations with humans for 20 minutes.

Berkeley Launches Online Master of Information and Cybersecurity

The University of California, Berkeley's School of Information has tapped a private partner to help launch a new online program, Master of Information and Cybersecurity.



Historically Black Institutions Pursue Higher College Completion Rates with Complete College America

The College Fund will also kick off a "Fifteen to Finish" program with its member institutions. This CCA best practice encourages students to take 15 or more credits each semester to help ensure they graduate within four years.

Penn State Launches Local Contest for Next Big Ed Tech Idea

A Pennsylvania State University network of students, faculty, staff and alumni is looking for products, services or solutions that fuel learning and drive student success.

Lumina-Backed Contest Seeks Crowdsourced Digital Credential Concepts

Experts in digital credentials are turning to members of the public to come up with new ideas for getting colleges and universities and industry to work better together in tighten the skills gap.

Echo360 Acquires Assessment and Credentialing Platform

Echo360 is adding new tools to assess learning and measure student engagement in continuing education programs, thanks to the acquisition of online learning company Astute Technology.

FIRE Launches Online First Amendment Library

Contents include a database of 900 Supreme Court cases dealing with First Amendment issues, which will expand as the court continues taking case.

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