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GitHub Simplifies Grading Process with New Classroom Assistant

GitHub has released Classroom Assistant, a tool intended to help streamline the grading process for teachers using Classroom on its open-source service that allows developers to share and collaborate on code.

EAB Analytics Program Forecasts Enrollment Funnel

A higher education advisory company has launched an application to help campus administrators identify candidates most likely to apply, accept and attend their schools. EAB's new Pipeline Analytics uses machine learning on data gleaned from 1.5 billion student interactions across the U.S.-based college-bound high school student population to support customers in tuning their student recruitment strategies.

NSF Funds Indiana University Cybersecurity Research

The National Science Foundation is expanding its partnership with Indiana University's Trusted CI to translate cybersecurity research into practice.

Upcoming Events, Webinars & Calls for Papers (Week of Oct. 8, 2018)

Upcoming events include Blockchain in Education West, the Internet2 2018 Technology Exchange and W.C.E.T. 30th Annual Meeting.



Houston CC Opens Online Campus

Houston Community College launched a new online college, HCC Online, with 31 fully online programs, including 15 associate degree-level and 16 certificate offerings in both academic and workforce areas.

Brigham Young Project Enables Better Campus Websites

Brigham Young University is launching a free service in 2019 called "BYU Sites," to help employees manage their departmental websites.

College Board Sees Bumper Crop of CS AP Test-Takers, Intros New Resources and Processes

Just as the College Board announced new resources and processes for its Advanced Placement exams, the organization also said that the number of students tackling an AP Computer Science assessment grew by nearly a third over last year's count. That count includes record participation by underrepresented groups, including girls and black and Latinx students.

AI Assistant Supports Student Recruitment

A company that specializes in "conversational" artificial intelligence for sales professionals just turned its attention to the realm of higher education: Conversica has launched a version of its service specifically for helping the admissions department. Admissions Assistant can help by contacting and engaging prospective students through e-mail as part of the recruitment and admissions processes.

The Future of Work When Machines Take It Over

Will we humans lose more jobs than we gain when machines take over the world of work, or will it be just the opposite? According to the latest report from the World Economic Forum, we can expect a "net positive outlook for jobs." While about half of today's jobs will remain "stable" up to 2022, the rest will need to undergo adaptation through reskilling and upskilling.

U Conn Students Work Hands-on with Data Analytics and IoT Through Aquaponics Project

With more employers looking for specialized skill sets, the University of Connecticut's Operations and Information Management Innovate initiative is working to give students real-life experience with 3D printing, internet of things, virtual reality and microcontrollers. In 2018, the program started to work with the university's Spring Valley Student Farm to deploy sensors and data analytics to help monitor real-time conditions in its aquaponics greenhouse.

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