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Case Western Opens IoT Lab

The Ohio-based university has opened up a new institute dedicated to developing Internet of Things technology. The institute will leverage the university’s work in sensors and electronics, networks and communications, systems and controls, data science and analytics, and other technology fields related to IoT.

Canvas Adds Mobile Annotation Tool

Instructure has updated its Canvas learning management system to include an annotation feature in the mobile app.

Epson Launches iProjection App for Chromebooks

Epson today has released its iProjection App for Chromebooks, enabling students and teachers to wirelessly display content from Chromebooks onto Epson Brightlink interactive projectors and most PowerLite projectors.

U Michigan Profs Invite Local Teachers to Help Dig Mastodon Bones

Teachers from elementary, middle and high schools in Tuscola County, MI will join students and professors from the University of Michigan on a dig to excavate the bones of an 11,000- to 13,000-year-old mastodon.

Splunk Offers Free Software, Training for Educational Institutions

Splunk, a provider of real-time operational intelligence software, has launched the Splunk Pledge, a new philanthropic program of the Splunk4Good initiative.

Rhode Island Open Textbook Initiative to Save Students $5 Million Annually

To combat the steep prices of traditional textbooks, Governor Gina Raimondo launched the Rhode Island Open Textbook Initiative, which plans to save students $5 million each year.

Google Translate Update Reduces Errors Up to 85 Percent

The language conversion tool now utilizes the new Google Neural Machine Translation system, which provides more accurate and speedy translations. Google Translate has launched the system for Chinese to English conversations and plans to roll out the system for other languages in the coming months.

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LinkedIn Learning Pulls Videos into Professional Network Site

LinkedIn acquired in spring 2015. LinkedIn itself will soon become part of Microsoft. That acquisition is expected to be finalized by the end of this year.

Flipped Initiative Debuts First Certification Track

A new organization dedicated to improving the practices of the flipped classroom has introduced a certification program intended to give teachers and administrators a foundational understanding.

4 Cornell Digitization Projects Win Grants

Four digitization projects at Cornell University have won grants worth around $5,000 each from Cornell's Grants Program for Digital Collections in Arts and Sciences.

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