Various higher education and library organizations representing thousands of colleges, universities nationwide Thursday sent a letter to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai, Commissioner Mignon Clyburn and Michael O’Reily, urging them to uphold the FCC’s 2015 Open Internet Order.
Scientists at Clemson University are working on system that will help improve and simplify large-scale data analysis around the world. The NSF-funded project, called Scientific Data Analysis at Scale (SciDAS), aims to "help current researchers and future innovators discover data, move it smoothly across advanced networks, and improve flexibility and accessibility to national and global resources," according to a news release.
In 2015, less than 1 percent of all U.S. engineering bachelor's degrees went to African-American women. Of the 106,658 engineering bachelor's degrees awarded that year, 937 went to African-American women, just a third of the number that were achieved by African-American men.
A new version of Samsung Gear 360 can capture video in 4K resolution and live-stream in 2K resolution. The new product is also compatible with iOS devices, Macs, Windows and more Android devices, making it easier to create, share and stream virtual reality content.
A new Connected Learning Lab at the University of California, Irvine will focus on equity-oriented, learner-centered innovation in education technology.
A new report from Eduventures breaks downthe more than two dozen offerings it has identified in the current analytics marketplace.
A career-services platform that was founded by three engineering students at Michigan Technical University and is being used by more than 160 colleges to run their career centers is under scrutiny for making some students’ grades visible to employers without permission, Inside Higher Ed reported.
New Mexico comes up on top as the state where college credits are the cheapest in the country. There, students in a two-year or four-year public institution pay on average $113 per credit. No. 2 is California, where the price is $120 per credit. And Wyoming is No. 3 at $122 per credit.
The two institutions have teamed up with online learning company Coursera to launch online master’s degree programs in accounting and entrepreneurship.
The House of Representatives voted Tuesday to block online privacy regulations issued during the final months of the Obama administration, a first step toward allowing internet providers such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon to sell the browsing habits of their customers.