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Free Digital Book Promotes Engineering Ed to Native Students

The intent is to share lessons with people who run those programs or who have an interest in bringing engineering education to any underrepresented group. Among the advice: Make the learning culturally relevant and hands on.

USC Rossier School of Education Forges Partnership to Drive K–12 Research

The University of Southern California’s Rossier School of Education Monday unveiled a new partnership with Project Tomorrow that will support the nonprofit education organization’s research and help drive future innovation in K–12 schools.

Harvard HMX Offers Dose of Medical School Training in Online Format

Harvard University is issuing certificates for anybody who passes one or more of the same online courses that are also taken by incoming students prior to starting their Harvard Medical School curriculum and used by the institution's faculty to "flip" their classrooms.



DeVos to Keynote ASU+GSV Summit

United States Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos will deliver the opening keynote address at this year's ASU+GSV Summit, an annual event focused on ed tech and education policy, with a heavy emphasis on ed reform.

Google Adds Safety Feature to Android Gmail App After E-Mail Phishing Attack

A day after a widespread e-mail phishing attack that many security experts said was "sophisticated," Google has rolled out a new safeguard to its Android Gmail app.

Virginia's Community Colleges Turn to EAB to Boost Degree Completion

Students at Virginia's Community Colleges have a new tool to help identify career goals and navigate an academic path that leads to on-time degree completion.

Y Combinator MOOC for Tech Startups Attracts Thousands of Views

Y Combinator's 10-week MOOC called Startup School is a resource for anyone considering starting their own company. In its fifth week, the course already has more than 80,000 video views.

Indiana U Expands Active Learning Initiative

Indiana University's Mosaic Active Learning Initiative, a program launched in fall 2015 that supports faculty teaching, research and classroom design for active learning environments, has expanded to five of the institution's regional campus.

U-M Researchers Expose Open Port Vulnerabilities on Android Apps

Open port backdoors on mobile phones, especially Android devices, could be exploited to illegally obtain personal information and perform other malicious activity. According to a new study from U-M researchers, it may be more widespread than previously thought.

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