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Ready4 Test Prep Apps Connect Admissions, Recruitment, Marketing Teams to Prospective Students

Ready4, a company that offers free mobile apps that prepare students for college entrance exams, has partnered with MIT, Georgetown, UNC, Boston College, Monash University and more than 30 other universities worldwide to help them engage and recruit prospective students worldwide.

edX Expands MicroMasters Programs With Data Science, Digital Leadership and More

Massive open online course (MOOC) provider edX is introducing 16 new MicroMasters programs this spring that span business analytics, digital product management, cybersecurity and data science fields.

Clemson U Launches Research Computing Partnership With 4 HBCUs

A new project led by Clemson University aims to transform research at four historically black colleges and universities.

Smithsonian and National Art Education Assoc. Partner on Teaching With Digital Resources

The Smithsonian and the National Art Education Association, which represents visual arts educators, have entered a three-year agreement to work collaboratively on educator professional development and to support teacher creation of model curriculum. One of the resources available to educators is the Smithsonian Learning Lab, an online toolkit to find, customize and share digital museum resources.



ISTE Releases Program for Annual Summer Conference

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) today released the program for the annual ISTE Conference & Expo in San Antonio, TX, June 25-28.

Learning Experience System Integrates With Canvas

eXplorance, a company that assists organizations in developing a culture of improvement, has formed an alliance partnership with Canvas from Instructure to integrate two learning experience management (LEM) solutions into the latter’s LMS.

Kaseya Launches Comprehensive IT Management Platform for Higher Ed

The IT management solutions provider launched IT Complete for Higher Education, a solution billed as a comprehensive toolkit for reducing costs and maximizing resources in higher education IT.

Unicon Intros Quick Start Learning Analytics Service

Open source services provider Unicon is launching a new offering designed to help higher education institutions get started with learning analytics.

Nonprofit FIRST Allocates $50 Million for High School, College Scholarships in 2017

FIRST, an international nonprofit organization founded to inspire youth to participate in science and technology, has hit a milestone achievement of $50 million for its scholarship program for high school and college students interested in STEM.

Immersive Education: VR Comes of Age

Despite all the headlines and conference coverage of virtual reality (VR) for education over the last year, the technology is still gaining speed — residing at that sweet spot in the hype cycle where, when you place headsets on people and gently guide them to turn around to gain a full view, they tend to gasp and say, "Oh, wow."

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