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Indiana Tech Internship Program Builds Workplace Skills

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis is working with TechPoint on "Xtern Semester," which bundles summer internships at Indianapolis companies with senior year part-time jobs as well as special training and networking opportunities.

New Programs Aim to Help Girls, Women Pursue Careers in Tech

The National Center for Women & Information Technology recently received a $4.1 million grant from the Cognizant U.S. Foundation, a nonprofit that supports STEM education and skills initiatives for U.S. workers and students. The funding will be dedicated to setting up digital skills education programs and an "awareness campaign" to spark interest among females of all ages in going after careers in technology.

Upcoming Events, Webinars & Calls for Papers (Week of Jan. 14, 2019)

Upcoming events include the Association of American Colleges and Universities 2019 Annual Meeting, LearnLaunch Across Boundaries Conference, and E-Learning 2019.

FlatWorld Intros Customizable Subscription Service

Learning materials publisher FlatWorld is now offering Flatworld Institutional, a textbook subscription service that allows universities and departments to tailor the textbook selection to students' specific needs.



ED Lays Out Rules to Overhaul Higher Ed

The U.S. Department of Education is starting the rulemaking process to address several topics in the higher education space.

3 Higher Ed Predictions for 2019

Predictions abound at the beginning of a new year, and Encoura's Eduventures chief research officer, Richard Garrett, has weighed in with three of his own for 2019.

OER Awareness Among Faculty Gaining Ground

The use of open educational resources could be at a turning point: It's beginning to shake off its fringe reputation and gain greater recognition among faculty and department heads. A recent Babson Survey Research Group study found "steady growth in awareness" among these individuals and predicted that adoption growth could accelerate.

More Diversity Needed in Engineering Degrees

A new report finds more work is needed to ensure diversity in engineering bachelor's degrees to meet fast-growing demands in the labor market.

Criminal Justice Associate Program Redesigned for Zero Textbook Costs

A community college in New York City has introduced a criminal justice associate's degree that will use only open educational resources. The Borough of Manhattan Community College said the move is expected to save each student about $2,500 in textbook costs.

MOOC Operator EdX Solidifies Paywall

EdX has gone public with its latest monetization plans. In an effort to develop a "sustainable long-term business model," the MOOC provider has made changes to both its free and paid options for courses.

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