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STEMconnector Adds Credly Badges to Day of Design Competition

The Day of Design will ask students in K-12 and higher education to tackle a series of challenges incorporating teamwork and design thinking to cultivate skills necessary for success in STEM fields and is supported by the National Science Foundation and the National Association of Manufacturers.

Evidence of ROI for Alternative Credentials 'Weak'

While alternative pathways and credentials have gained momentum (and headlines) in recent years, evidence of their return to students is scant and quality assurance is "weak." So concluded a report that examined these options that exist outside of or alongside traditional undergraduate degree programs.

Microsoft Debuts Budget-Friendly Acer and HP Mixed Reality Headsets

Microsoft finally introduced two mixed reality (MR) branded headsets (in developer editions) this week in the Microsoft Store.

Microsoft Offering Students Flexible Leasing for Surface Devices, Deals on Windows 10 PCs

Surface machines, which double as tablets or laptops, are available to students at a 10 percent discount through a new 24-month payment plan.



Edanz Debuts Scientific Writing and Collaboration Tool for Non-Native Speakers

The Edanz Group has launched a beta version of a scientific writing and collaboration tool designed specifically for non-native English speakers, Author Path.

Walsh U Taps Private Partner to Expand Online Programs

The private Catholic university in Ohio saw 39 percent growth in its master's nursing program between 2011 and 2016 and a 62 percent growth in its RN-BSN programs over the same period.

Report: Most Millennials Learn More from Technology than from People

The majority of millennials ages 18-34 (69 percent) say they learn more information from technology than from people, according to a new report from nonprofit leadership training organization Growing Leaders.

DeVos Kills Plan for Multibillion-Dollar Student Loan Servicing Platform

Facing a potential bipartisan revolt on Capitol Hill, the Trump administration abruptly cancelled a multibillion solicitation for a consolidated student loan servicing solution, throwing the project's long-term future into question.

Hobsons Launches Tool to Schedule High School Counselor, College Admissions Visits

RepVisits is now available at no cost to all high school counselors directly within the Hobsons Counselor Community social network. It’s integrated into Hobsons’ Intersect platform that launched last month and the college and career readiness platform Naviance as well.

Carnegie Mellon Engineering Prof Teaches Materials Science with Minecraft

An assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) is using Minecraft to teach her students about the properties of building materials.

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