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ThingLink Adds Filter Search to Interactive Digital Media Platform

Millions of classrooms worldwide using ThingLink image and video editors to create interactive digital content can now tap search filters on platform.

Steve Hargadon Wants Tech — and Individuals — to Revolutionize Education

Steve Hargadon wants a revolution in education. He is the founder and director of the Learning Revolution Project, a social networking website for educators, as well as a vehicle for online and in-person educational conferences. During the ISTE conference in San Antonio, TX, Hargadon will present at three sessions.

GE Donates 3D Printers to Hundreds of Schools, Colleges

More than 400 schools and eight higher education institutions across the United States will receive free 3D printers, metal printing machines and other supplies retailed at hundreds of thousands of dollars. GE is donating the supplies to help students build skills in computer-aided design and additive manufacturing.

Maine Department of Education to Host VR Expo for Educators

The department is hosting an expo to familiarize educators with tools that facilitate immersive learning experiences.



Virginia Tech Gives Back Through Jump Crowdfunding Platform

Virginia Tech early last month launched its own crowdfunding platform called Jump, which showcases campus projects in need of financial support. Already, more than 300 donors have contributed more than $21,000 to the four campus initiatives on the platform.

ASU Global Freshman Academy Doubles Down on ALEKS Software for Math Courses

Arizona State University's Global Freshman Academy, an online program that allows students to try out first-year college courses for free and then opt to pay a fee for ASU credit, is expanding its use of McGraw-Hill Education's ALEKS adaptive software in its math courses.

Winners Selected for Destination Imagination’s Global Finals

The 17th annual Global Finals hosted by Destination Imagination (DI) ended Saturday in Knoxville, TN (May 24-27). Thousands of K–12 and college students from 17 countries participated in the international competition, according to information from DI.

Time to Redo NSF Research Centers in "Grand Challenge" Model

Approaches introduced by the X-Prize and Google's "grand challenges" have shown how "center-based" engineering research doesn't have to be the only way big problems get solved.

New MIT Lab Intends to Deliver Education Innovation to the World

To expand its mission of delivering education worldwide, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has launched a research, policy, pedagogy and practice lab that intends to uncover new ways of delivering education to learners in developing countries. The new "J-WEL" lab will emphasize reaching underserved populations such as women and girls, and displaced persons.

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