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Ethics of Big Data Subject of $3 Million U Maryland Grant

The team will look to consumers, other researchers, providers and regulators in the United States and abroad to understand how different interested parties understand their obligations and decisions and how those decisions affect the way systems are designed and used.

U Michigan to Study Flexible STEM Classrooms

Researchers at the University of Michigan are using a $300,000 National Science Foundation grant to look into the difference between teaching and learning in traditional lecture halls and more flexible classrooms.

Bandwidth Optimization Leading Reason for Software-Defined WAN Adoption

An IDC survey found that bandwidth optimization (36 percent), consistent application security (31 percent), integration with existing WANs (28 percent) and improved automation and self-provisioning (28 percent) were the most common reasons enterprises are considering SD-WAN adoptions.



Augmented Reality Headsets Gaining Momentum

A new forecast from International Data Corp. expects the virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) headset market to grow from from 13.7 million units in 2017 to 81.2 million units by 2021. But while VR headset will account for more than 90 percent of the market for the next few years, AR headsets are expected to grow exponentially in the final two years of the forecast – capturing a quarter of the market by 2021, according to the market research firm.

Report: VR and AR Headsets to See 50% Growth Every Year Through 2021

Global shipments of augmented reality and virtual reality headsets will hit 13.7 million units this year as they ride a compound annual growth rate of 56.1 percent on their way to 81.2 million shipments in 2021, according to a new forecast.

New CourseKey Feature Takes Attendance with Sound

The CourseKey student attendance and engagement platform has a new trick: taking attendance with sound. The automated feature emits a sound — inaudible to humans — from the instructor's classroom device, causing all student devices in the classroom to log their presence.

7 Ways to Get More Girls and Women into STEM (and Encourage Them to Stay)

A recent forum brought together industry and academic experts to consider how to get more girls interested in science and engineering and keep them engaged.

Adaptive Bio Course for Non-Majors Finds Success with Simulation, Virtual Field Trips

A recent analysis of the use of BioBeyond, an introductory college biology course that uses simulations, virtual field trips and adaptive technology, showed better learning outcomes than the use of traditional instruction.

UCLA Researchers Land $8.3 Million To Share Miniscope for Neuroscience

Dubbed the miniscope, the device is open-sourced, can be built from online instructions and has been put to use in at least 200 labs around the world so far.

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