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USC Journalism Students Getting Extra Shot of Cybersecurity Training

A cohort of journalism and communications students will receive an extra dose of digital security training and access to security resources.

Upcoming Events, Webinars & Calls for Papers (Week of Jan. 27, 2020)

Upcoming events include the LearnLaunch Across Boundaries Conference, SANS Security East 2020, and 2020 ITC Annual Conference - eLearning.

VR Trends Include 3D Audio, More AI and Conversational Platforms

A new report covering trends in virtual reality has suggested that three-dimensional audio will begin appearing along with "conversational platforms" and the increased use of artificial intelligence.

Amgen and Harvard Launch Free Online Science Ed Platform

A new online science education platform offers free access to personalized learning content, virtual lab experiences and networking with the global scientific community.



New ASU Cybersecurity Boot Camp Tackling Skills Gap

Arizona State University's Continuing & Professional Education has partnered with Trilogy Education to launch a new cybersecurity boot camp geared toward adult learners.

Education Innovation Agenda for 2020 to Be Tackled at SXSW EDU

This year's keynoters are bound to set the agenda for discussions on education in 2020 in new and provocative ways. That includes sessions with Sir Ken Robinson, whose critical examinations of education have inspired transformation initiatives in schools around the world; Jennifer Eberhardt, the Stanford professor who has pointed out the negative impact of bias in teaching and learning; Mary Murphy, Indiana University professor whose research has called into question how academic motivation and achievement affects "majority" and "minority" students differently; Ted Dintersmith, whose documentary, Most Likely to Succeed, has been screened in thousands of communities; and David Yeager, from the University of Texas at Austin, who will explore his groundbreaking work in the processes of adolescent development.

Western Governors U to Study Impact of Emergency Financial Aid on Retention

This spring, a segment of Western Governors University’s 120,000-plus students will have access to an emergency financial aid app as part of research into how the disbursement of just-in-time funds can impact retention.

U Texas Earnings Outcomes Pilot with U.S. Census Proves Useful

A pilot linking degrees with earnings that offered an alternative to get around a federal ban on student-level data collection has been deemed a step forward.

Data and Machine Learning Propel Rise of Tech Jobs Through 2023

According to a new analysis by International Data Corp., the fastest growing roles in technology over the next five years will be data scientist (13.7 percent growth over that period), machine learning design/development/engineer (13.6 percent growth) and data engineer (12.9 percent growth).

U North Texas Launches Fully Online Bachelor's Degree on Coursera

The University of North Texas is giving non-traditional students a pathway to complete a bachelor's degree online. The Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences program will launch on Coursera beginning in fall 2020.

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