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ASU's Global Freshman Academy Taps Adaptive Software for Math Students

Arizona State University's online Global Freshman Academy is rolling out adaptive software to help tens of thousands of students work through its College Algebra & Problem Solving course. The GFA program, delivered via massive open online course provider edX, will be the first to utilize McGraw-Hill Education's ALEKS adaptive learning product in a MOOC format.

Norwich U To Host Summer Cyber Camp for High Schoolers

A Vermont college will be hosting a group of third-year and fourth-year high schoolers to teach them the basics of cybersecurity.

San Bernardino Community College District Deploys Cloud-Based ERP System

San Bernardino Community College District in California has selected a new cloud-based enterprise resource planning system to provide insight into operations and improve reporting to support the decision-making process.

U Illinois and IBM To Power up Cognitive Computing

A new research center at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign will explore how machine learning systems can advance cognitive computing.



MIT Researchers Develop AI Cybersecurity Platform

Researchers at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab have developed a cybersecurity system that combines human and machine-learning approaches to reduce cyber attacks and false positives.

Report: Career and Technical Ed Outcomes Prove Potent

According to a new research project that examined career and technical education (CTE) in Arkansas, students with a stronger focus on CTE were more likely to graduate from high school, more likely to enroll in a two-year college and more likely to be employed after high school and have a higher wage.

U Nevada Reno Taps Private Partner To Provide Services for Online Master's of Social Work

The University of Nevada, Reno's School of Social Work is teaming with a private partner to expand access to its online Master of Social Work program, which is launching foundational and concentration tracks in the fall.

Walden Expands Competency-Based Master's Program

A university that already offers one master's degree that uses competency-based learning has just added two more.

U Southern California, Syracuse Expand Masters Programs with Private Partner

Just days after announcing it was working with the University of North Carolina to deliver four new certificate programs in its business school, 2U has also gone public with news that it is extending its contract with the University of Southern California (USC) school of education for an additional 12 years and teaming up with Syracuse University to help launch a new online master of public administration.

MIT Adopts Ripple Validator To Advance the 'Internet of Value'

Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Connection Science, a research initiative that applies data and analytics with the goal of building better societies, has adopted a validator for the Ripple Consensus Ledger to advance research into the Internet of value — technology that enables money to move over the Internet as fast as information does today.

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