Education Technology News

The latest education technology news and trends for college and university ed tech professionals. Looking for more in-depth coverage of important topics? Visit our feature article pages!

Deep Learning Privacy Research Gets Google Go-Ahead

Two professors, one from Penn State and the other at Cornell University, have received grants from Google to research privacy issues connected to "deep learning."

U of Arizona Experiments With Multiple Classroom Configurations

A classroom at the University of Arizona is part of a study to find the best way to leverage physical classroom space to implement active learning initiatives.

Aruba Expands Mobility Academy

Aruba Networks has expanded the coursework available through its Aruba Mobility Academy, a mobile-specific higher education program designed to teach the fundamentals of building and maintaining a wireless local area network.

Coursera Survey Pins Down MOOC Benefits

More than seven in 10 learners report career benefits and more than six in 10 report educational benefits from completing massive open online courses (MOOCs). Participants from developing countries and particularly those with lower socioeconomic status and less education appear to be more likely to report benefits from pursuing MOOCs. Those results and others come out of the first major research survey done among Coursera learners and reported in the Harvard Business Review.

Regional Project Targets Data Storage for Research Cloud

The on-going challenge of figuring out how to store and share the data generated in research projects will receive $4.9 million worth of attention in a project undertaken at four institutions.

Rubrics Can Work Across Colleges

A cross-institutional experiment to see whether rubric-based assessments can scale and whether students are actually learning what the assessments are intended to measure has been called a success.

Nevada Higher Ed System Gets 100 Gigabit Backbone

The Nevada System of Higher Education has tapped Internet2 for an upgrade to the network connecting its main data centers in Las Vegas and Reno.

MIT Converts MRI Scans into Highly Accurate 3D-Printed Models

Researchers are creating 3D printouts of MRI scans to help surgeons plan their approach for specific heart surgeries.

Comcast Extends Internet Essentials to Low-Income Community College Students in Illinois

Comcast has launched a pilot program to offer its low-cost, high-speed Internet adoption program, Internet Essentials, to more than 90,000 community college students who are recipients of Federal Pell Grants in Illinois.

Collaborative Aims To Plot Pathways for Women of Color in STEM

A consortium of 10 colleges and universities and nine non-profits is taking on the challenge of getting more women and girls of color involved in science, technology, engineering and math fields.