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Adaptive Science Courseware Wins Top Prize in NYU AI Competition

Foundations of Science, a set of tools that will use machine learning and artificial intelligence to provide personalized support for students in college-level science courses, has taken the top prize in New York University's inaugural Algorithm for Change competition.

GitHub Doubles Inventory in Learning Lab

GitHub has released four new courses on its Learning Lab, an online learning hub intended for people "of all skill levels."

Student Teams Awarded $1 Million for Work on Hackathon Ideas

Student teams at six institutions of higher education are continuing work on innovative tech projects, each funded with a $140,000 sponsorship picked up in a series of FutureMakers Challenge competitions run by Siemens' Corporate Technology division.

Cybersecurity Education in CCs Gets ED Boost

To help community colleges make technology upgrades that will help them deliver cybersecurity education, the U.S. Department of Education has been allotted $1 million in an omnibus spending law, H.R. 1625, approved by Congress earlier this year. According to an explanatory document that accompanied the spending bill, the money is to be spent on a pilot grant program to help the schools make their programs "state of the art."



ED Accepting Proposals for Consortium OER Pilots

The U.S. Department of Education has finally made a move on its efforts to fund development of open educational resources. The agency issued a notice this week inviting proposals for an "open textbooks pilot program" with an Aug. 29, 2018 deadline.

Flipped Learning Global Intros Lesson Planning Credential

The Certified Lesson Planning Specialist is a set of online courses designed for educators who want to see what flipped classes look like and hear from peers about the reasons for their instructional choices.

Kaltura Intros Simple Personal Video Capture Program

Kaltura Personal Capture lets users record both screen and camera in one click.

Nonprofit Seeks Test Pilots for Digital Credentials Push

Education Design Lab, a nonprofit that's testing out new models for education that integrate credentials, has teamed up with digital badge service provider Credly to solidify a program that will let colleges and universities issue nationally designed digital credentials that recognize workforce-relevant skills.

NYU Tandon Event Turns High School Women into Cybersecurity Ambassadors

Nearly 50 students attended classes at the downtown campus of the university, where they learned about programming, computer architecture, careers in computer science and cybersecurity and how to do professional networking. Now they're expected to return to their schools and serve as "computer science and cybersecurity ambassadors" and recruit a team of classmates to compete in Cyber Security Awareness Week, NYU's annual cybersecurity competition.

Indiana U Expands Use of Top Hat Learning Tools

Students on all eight Indiana University campuses now have access to a number of new learning tools at no cost, thanks to an enterprise agreement with Top Hat.

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