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Google Debuts Troll-Fighting AI Tool to Moderate Online Comments

To help combat internet trolls, Google’s technology incubator Jigsaw and Counter Abuse Technology Team have launched an early-stage technology that uses machine learning to help identify toxic comments online.

Pearson $3.2 Billion in the Hole, Looks to Digital Transformation

According to its 2016 earnings report released Friday, the British-owned publishing company has reported a pre-tax loss of nearly £2.6 billion ($3.2 billion) — the biggest loss in its almost 30-year history.

Augmented and Virtual Reality Spending to Double in 2017

A new spending analysis from International Data Corp (IDC) predicts worldwide revenues will double this year — from $6.1 billion in 2016 to 13.9 billion in 2017. Furthermore, AR/VR spending is expected to accelerate over the next several years, achieving a CAGR of 198 percent over the 2015-2020 forecast period and reaching $143.3 billion in 2020.



Students Who Comment More in MOOCs Have Higher Rates of Completion

A recent study found that students who comment more on massive open online courses (MOOCs) are more likely to complete the course than those who do not comment.

MOOC Offers Assistance on Designing Blended Learning Courses

University of Central Florida (UCF) and Educause have re-launched a no-cost massive open online course (MOOC) that offers facilitated assistance to faculty members and instructional designers who want to develop blended courses.

Dremel Adopts Cloud Service to Help Users Manage 3D Printer Work

3DPrinterOS has a web-based interface that works with many 3D printers, allowing users to perform STL editing to prepare their design files for printing and download the instructions to the printer queue.

9 in 10 Students Admit to Cheating in College, Suspect Faculty Do the Same

Students cheat frequently using a variety of techniques, and some believe their instructors are prone to the do same as well. That's the bottom line from a survey done by a company that performs private investigations and digital and business forensics.

Franklin U Expands Digital Textbook Project

Franklin University, which has five campuses in Ohio and Indiana and many online courses, hopes to eliminate physical textbooks entirely to reduce college cost for students.

3 Short-Term Measures for Showing Whether College Reform Will Work

A new report suggested that "credit momentum," "gateway momentum" and "program momentum" can predict long-term success.

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