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Embry-Riddle to Run MOOC on Drone Operation

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University will be offering a free online course on how to operate drones.

Students Immersed in Petascale Computing as Part of Blue Waters Mission

The educational work involves more than the use of computational time and storage. Projects can also include in-class, interactive exercises and assignments, workshops, longer "institutes," semester courses and support of internships and fellowships.

Online Degrees Primed to Help Early Ed Teachers Meet New Credential Reqs

A report recently published by New America posed a set of questions related to how those policies affect the early education teachers who need to attain bachelor's degrees, especially in areas of quality and access — and whether online education could provide a leg up.

New Georgia State Media Center LED Display Goes Trapezoidal

Is trapezoid the new black? That's how style has been defined at Georgia State University's newest facility, the Creative Media Industries Institute (CMMI), set on the campus in downtown Atlanta.



Undergrad STEM Ed and Research Gets $4.8 Million Lift

A multi-million-dollar grant from the National Science Foundation is helping the Association of American Colleges and Universities redesign how schools evaluate their STEM education efforts.

Indiana U Chooses Examity for Online Proctoring

Following a nearly three-year pilot, Indiana University has chosen to adopt the proctoring platform Examity over other choices for its "flexibility, security and support."

Memo Urges Gates Foundation to Avoid Past Blunders in Future Ed Investment

If the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation can avoid the same mistakes it has made in the past, its latest K–12 reform efforts will be more successful than many of its past education projects, according to a policy memo just published by the National Education Policy Center.

3 Kentucky Community Colleges Adopt Low-Cost Digital Courseware

This fall, three colleges in the Kentucky Community and Technical College System adopted digital courseware from Barnes & Noble Education to provide students with a low-cost alternative to traditional textbooks.

House Committee Pushes Higher Ed Act Reforms Against Opposition from Ed Coalition

Today, in a marathon session, a Congressional committee is debating the latest update to the Higher Education Act, initially authorized in 1965 and amended in 2008 during the Obama administration. The most recent set of proposed changes has sparked the ire of more than three dozen higher education organizations, which have accused House Republicans of rushing the bill through committee.

Survey: 94% of Students Want to Use Their Cell Phones in Class

A whopping 94 percent of students in a recent survey said they want to use their cell phones in class for academic purposes.

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