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Evidence on Value of Personalized Learning Still Needs to Catch Up

Although educators have enthusiastically promoted personalized learning, there's still "imperfect evidence" that it leads to improved outcomes for students. Likewise, curriculum for personalized learning is "underdeveloped," and policies still exist that could "hinder" its success.

Cengage Partners with MobLab for Gaming in Economics

Cengage is incorporating game-based learning into its economics courses, thanks to a new deal with MobLab. The partnership will integrate application-based games into Cengage's flagship offering, MindTap, for digital coursework.

IT Security Tops Educause Issues List 4 Years Running

In the coming year, IT organizations in colleges and universities expect to be grappling with "data-enabling" their institutions, funding, and setting up their units as institutional leaders and change agents. That's what IT leaders told Educause in its latest survey to determine the top 10 IT issues for higher education.

Detailed Picture of 'Inequality of Opportunity' Emerges

Where kids grow up has a big impact on how well they'll do as adults. While that may sound obvious, a new program that brings together economists from Harvard University and Brown University and researchers from the U.S. Census Bureau has found that kids who grow up in the same community just miles apart end up with very different futures.



Upcoming Events, Webinars & Calls for Papers (Week of Nov. 5, 2018)

Upcoming events include the T.D.W.I. Orlando Conference, Blockchain in Education East and O.L.C. Accelerate 2018.

NSF Invests in Cybersecurity Research

The National Science Foundation’s Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace program is getting more support from the federal agency in the form of a $78.2 million portfolio of technology projects.

Rice Data Lab Has Students Tackle Real-World Analytics

A new laboratory experience at Rice University is giving students ample opportunities to tackle real-world problems in data science. The Houston institution's new Center for Transforming Data to Knowledge allows learners to work directly with companies, academic labs, government agencies and nonprofits.

'Remote Presence' Tech Lets U Colorado Boulder Students Attend Class from Afar

The University of Colorado Boulder has formally introduced a "remote presence" technology to enable students who can't be physically present in a course to attend remotely. Kubi is a robotic neck that holds a tablet and is controllable by the remote user to allow him or her to look around the room through a Zoom videoconference meeting.

Princeton Plans Tech Upgrade of 240 Classrooms

Princeton University has committed to upgrading almost 240 classrooms over the next five years as part of a "learning spaces initiative," which will include upgraded audiovisual tech and new furniture, lighting and acoustics.

4 Companies Sit on 95% of LMS Adoptions

Over the past five years, the higher ed LMS market for institution-wide adoptions in the United States and Canada has become increasingly dominated by "the Big Four": Instructure Canvas, Blackboard Learn, D2L Brightspace and Moodle, according to a 2018 analysis from e-Literate's Phil Hill.

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