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South Carolina Offering Free Online Coding Courses for All Residents

South Carolina has introduced free coding education for all of its residents through an agreement between the state's Department of Commerce Office of Innovation and Build Carolina, a nonprofit that generates internships, apprenticeships and other education endeavors in innovative fields.

Dartmouth Joins Aristotle Cloud Federation

Dartmouth University has joined the Aristotle Cloud Federation, the federated cloud-based research computing project established by Cornell University and its partners, the University at Buffalo and the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Civitas Adds OER Search to Course Schedule Planner

A new open educational resources search tool has been directly integrated into Civitas Learning's academic planning platform, letting students know if O.E.R. materials are available as they build their course schedules.

Lumen Seeks Continuous Improvement of OER in Two-Prong Approach

A company that develops open courses has introduced two new initiatives intended to improve open educational resources. Lumen Learning has launched the "Learning Challenges Leaderboards," an analysis of outcomes covered by O.E.R. where students have the greatest difficulty, as well as RISE and Shine, a community effort to improve the O.E.R.



Nobody Knows How Well Certificates Are Doing Against Degrees

A recent analysis found major underreporting of certificate completions. Richard Garrett, chief research officer at higher education research firm Eduventures, recently examined whether the certificate was "muscling in" on degrees, and called the data that tracks certificate issuance "rubbish."

Woz U to Deliver Tech Education Through U North Dakota

The University of North Dakota has teamed up with for-profit training company Woz U to provide short-term technology education programs. The institution is including the courses provided by Steve Wozniak's education company as part of its "personal & professional development" catalog.

Report: Textbook Pricing Affects Students' Rating of Profs

According to a recent survey, faculty members who choose course materials that cost less than $30 are 10 times more likely to get a positive rating from students than a negative rating. The survey was undertaken by textbook publisher FlatWorld.

Researchers to Explore Flipped Teaching in STEM Courses

A research project at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is exploring the use of flipped teaching in science, technology, engineering and mathematics courses.

Evidence on Value of Personalized Learning Still Needs to Catch Up

Although educators have enthusiastically promoted personalized learning, there's still "imperfect evidence" that it leads to improved outcomes for students. Likewise, curriculum for personalized learning is "underdeveloped," and policies still exist that could "hinder" its success.

Cengage Partners with MobLab for Gaming in Economics

Cengage is incorporating game-based learning into its economics courses, thanks to a new deal with MobLab. The partnership will integrate application-based games into Cengage's flagship offering, MindTap, for digital coursework.

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