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New York Universities to Open Additive Manufacturing R&D Center

Three universities will be working with corporate partners to open and run a center dedicated to additive manufacturing and functional printing.

Wayne State and Merit Partner to Host Cyber Hub

The Michigan Cyber Range provides certification courses in more than 20 cybersecurity disciplines.

IBM, Blackboard Partner on Infrastructure Management, Cognitive Solutions

Blackboard and IBM have entered a partnership that will see the latter managing the ed tech company's datacenters and cloud infrastructure.

Grouping MOOC Students by Communication Mode Doesn't Help Completion

A research project at Pennsylvania State University looked at how to improve the completion rate for people who undertake massive open online courses — a rate that currently stands at a dismal 10 percent.



Smart Sparrow Launches Learning Design Studio

Adaptive learning company Smart Sparrow has launched the Learning Design Studio, a team of learning designers, engineers and user experience and graphic designers who will work with faculty to turn traditional courses into dynamic learning experiences.

Digital Content Management Platform Adds Student Usage Analytics

An application that helps colleges identify and catalog online resources has added analytics functionality designed to help instructors understand how much students are "engaging" with the digital materials.

Software, Classroom Management Top Interests Among Educators for Online Professional Learning

According to a new survey, educators typically take advantage of online professional learning (PL) opportunities because they are personally interested in finding out more about subjects; they're most interested in learning about software and digital resources and classroom management; and they're more likely to take advantage if they've been teaching for less than 20 years.

New York U STEM Program to Give Teachers Industry Experience

STEM teachers will receive a dose of work outside of the classroom as part of a New York University program intended to help them understand how to inject real-world projects into their lessons.

Shindig Video Chat Now Integrates with Canvas

Shindig today announced its integration with Canvas by Instructure, bringing the former's video chat platform to the learning management system. 

San Diego Supercomputer Center's Mentor Program Enters Second Year

The San Diego Supercomputer Center has concluded the first year of its Mentor Assistance Program (MAP) and is preparing to launch the second year.

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