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U Wyoming Spurs Blockchain Development with Hackathon 'Stampede'

For the second year, the University of Wyoming has hosted a multi-challenge hackathon focused on blockchain. The "Blockchain Stampede," part of the university's College of Engineering and Applied Science WyoHackathon, is intended to help highlight the state's commitment to blockchain technology.

Upcoming Events, Webinars & Calls for Papers (Week of Sept. 30, 2019)

Upcoming events include the Educause Annual Conference 2019, Spaces4Learning Summit, and A.C.M. S.I.G.U.C.C.S. Annual Conference.

Credential Engine Counts More than 738,000 Unique Credentials in the U.S.

A recent report from nonprofit Credential Engine estimated that the number of credentials offered in the U.S. totals more than 738,000. That includes high school diplomas, postsecondary degrees and certificates, registered apprenticeships, certifications, licenses, alternative degree programs and skills training "bootcamps."

Enrollment in Computer and Information Sciences Up Despite Overall Decline

Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services was the top undergraduate major gaining college enrollment at four-year schools, based on the number of added students, according to the latest reporting by the National Student Clearinghouse. Overall, however, college enrollments continued their decline.



With HBCU Funds Hanging in the Balance, Alexander Pushes for Higher Ed Reform Package

The chairman of the Senate’s education committee is blocking legislation to provide federal funding to HBCUs in order to get components of the Higher Education Act reauthorization passed in the short term.

New Alexa Education Skill API Enables Voice Control of Ed Tech

Amazon has introduced a new application programming interface that will give developers the ability to create Alexa skills that can be integrated into their education technology systems and platforms

Open Source App Teaches Physics of Magnetic Fields in AR

Wearing headsets, students can visualize how the magnetic field works in two or three dimensions by manipulating virtual bar magnets with their fingers and watching how compass needles respond to this invisible phenomenon.

New Google Tool Tracks G Suite Usage

Google is introducing a new analytics tool that allows G Suite for Education administrators to get insights into how different Google solutions are being utilized within their organizations.

6 Colleges Launch or Expand Esports Programs

Recently, Northcentral Technical College in Wisconsin said it was launching a varsity team that would compete as a member of the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE), a governing body for college esports.

Apprenticeship Program Provides On-the-Job Training in Cybersecurity

Florida International University is launching a Cybersecurity Apprenticeship Program to give learners hands-on training and a chance to obtain industry credentials in the cybersecurity field.

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