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Rice Data Lab Has Students Tackle Real-World Analytics

A new laboratory experience at Rice University is giving students ample opportunities to tackle real-world problems in data science. The Houston institution's new Center for Transforming Data to Knowledge allows learners to work directly with companies, academic labs, government agencies and nonprofits.

'Remote Presence' Tech Lets U Colorado Boulder Students Attend Class from Afar

The University of Colorado Boulder has formally introduced a "remote presence" technology to enable students who can't be physically present in a course to attend remotely. Kubi is a robotic neck that holds a tablet and is controllable by the remote user to allow him or her to look around the room through a Zoom videoconference meeting.

Princeton Plans Tech Upgrade of 240 Classrooms

Princeton University has committed to upgrading almost 240 classrooms over the next five years as part of a "learning spaces initiative," which will include upgraded audiovisual tech and new furniture, lighting and acoustics.

4 Companies Sit on 95% of LMS Adoptions

Over the past five years, the higher ed LMS market for institution-wide adoptions in the United States and Canada has become increasingly dominated by "the Big Four": Instructure Canvas, Blackboard Learn, D2L Brightspace and Moodle, according to a 2018 analysis from e-Literate's Phil Hill.



Report: Increased Access to Emerging Tech Key to Student Success

While students are starting to gain more access to augmented/virtual reality headsets and 3D printers, a new report from Educause says ensuring access to these technologies is important to students' academic success.

Upcoming Events, Webinars & Calls for Papers (Week of Oct. 29, 2018)

Upcoming events include the T.D.W.I. Orlando Conference, Blockchain in Education East and O.L.C. Accelerate 2018.

APLU Develops 6-Step Guide for Implementing Adaptive Courseware

Drawing on the experience of eight public universities involved in a multi-year adaptive learning pilot program, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities has created a six-step guide for implementing adaptive courseware.

New MIT College of Computing to Boost AI Research Across the Institution

A new College of Computing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology will focus on the global opportunities and challenges of computing and the rise of artificial intelligence. The Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing, made possible by a $350 million gift from Blackstone CEO Stephen Schwarzman, will nearly double MIT's academic capabilities in computing and AI, adding 50 new faculty positions within the college and jointly with other departments across the institution.

Khan Academy Takes on Civics and U.S. History

The Khan Academy has launched a new series of videos focused on civics for students in K-12 and higher education — and anybody else interested in learning how government works in the United States.

NEC Intros Infinity Board for Collaboration

NEC Display Solutions has introduced a new collaboration tool that is intended to include everything needed to set up collaboration among multiple locations. Infinity Board includes hardware and software to "elevate" the interactive meeting experience.

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