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Ed Map Updates OpenVue and Curate To Support OER

Ed Map, an education technology company offering bookstore software and services, has added a new business model and expanded its content curation services for higher education institutions.

St Petersburg State U Wins IBM Programming Contest

A team of three students from Saint Petersburg State University in Russia won first place in the 40th annual Association for Computing Machinery International Collegiate Programming Contest.

U Wisconsin Prof Seeks To Bring Data Science to Life with Virtual Reality

Students in an online data science program offered by the University of Wisconsin may soon get an opportunity to use virtual reality headsets to interact with mountains of data.

Carnegie Mellon Hosts Neurohackathon

BrainHub, a multi-disciplinary research organization at Carnegie Mellon University, is hosting its first Neurohackathon May 24-25. The event challenges computer science students to develop solutions for analyzing neuroscience data.



Strayer U Deploys Data Analytics To Improve On line Student Engagement

Strayer University has recently gone public with a partnership designed to help identify factors that contribute to success for student in online courses.

MIT Manufactures New 3D Printing Ideas

The next major leap forward in additive manufacturing — more commonly known as 3D printing — could pour out of a graduate course at MIT.

Knewton To Offer Adaptive Versions of OpenStax OER

Knewton has signed a deal with open educational resource provider OpenStax that enables the education technology company to use the organization's open educational resources as part of a new digital product line.

Udacity Partners with Didi Chuxing for $100,000 Machine Learning Competition

The companies will work together on innovations that will affect hundreds of millions of ride-sharing service users.

Strayer U Pilot Shows Student Success with Predictive Analytics

A university that has been testing out the use of an analytics infrastructure to improve student outcomes and retention has reported positive results, including improvements in attendance, course drop rates and course success.

Elsevier Stirs Up Controversy with SSRN Acquisition

Response to the purchase was immediate and fierce, but Elsevier maintains it will keep SSRN's "freemium" model.

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