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Chicago Schools and Colleges to Deliver Coding Ed to 500K Students

The city of Chicago wants to introduce its students to coding by expanding its use of Apple's "Everyone Can Code" program in K-12 and community colleges.

Prediction: 2018 Will See More Blended Learning, Alternative Credentials and International Competition

Over the next year, the higher education segment can expect to see a major shift to blended learning; an innovative education stack from an existing institution to "rival" the bachelor's degree; and serious inroads to cross-border online learning. Those are the predictions for 2018 from Eduventures, a membership advisory service for colleges and universities.

Stanford Pilot Project Digitizes Bone Fragments for Classroom Use

The Digital Production Group of Stanford University Libraries has launched a pilot project to produce digital 3D models of bones and other artifacts for use in research and instruction.

Engineering Transition Program Shrinks Cost of Degree

A Texas community college is working with a four-year institution to help students ease the cost of earning their engineering degrees. Houston Community College engineering students can begin their four-year programs through its Texas A and M-Chevron Engineering Academy, which allows them to be co-enrolled in HCC and Texas A and M University. The savings runs to the "tens of thousands of dollars," according to John Vasselli, HCC dean of engineering.



STEM Majors Most Confident About Job Prospects

College students in STEM majors are the most likely to be confident regarding their job prospects, according to new survey results from Gallup and Strada Education Networks. But among all students, confidence shrinks as graduation nears. While 36 percent of first-year students said they expected to graduate with the "knowledge and skills" they'd need to be successful in the job market, only 32 percent of seniors were as confident.

Data-Savvy College Presidents 'Remain the Exception'

An American Council on Education survey found that only 12 percent of college and university presidents ranked the use of institutional research and evidence in the top five areas of growing importance for the future.

More Colleges Backing off SAT and ACT Admissions Rule

A running tally shows that more than a thousand accredited, four-year colleges and universities now make their admissions decisions about all or many applicants without considering ACT or SAT test scores.

Most Popular Password Turns Out to Be 123456

Recently, researchers at security firm 4iQ reported that they'd found a database of 1.4 billion clear text credentials, an aggregate database twice as large as any other ever uncovered in the dark web. The password 123456 was found in the database 9.2 million times.

3D Printing to Grow by Double Digits Through 2021

Spending on 3D printing will reach nearly $12 billion this year, up 19.9 percent over 2017, according to a new report from International Data Corp. The United States will lead spending as it accounts for about a third, $4.1 billion, of the total this year. Western Europe will follow with about $3.5 billion, and China will take the third spot as it spends $1.5 billion.

Report: California Universities Need to Simplify Online Cross-Enrollment

According to a new report, the California State University system could do a better job of tracking enrollment and outcomes and helping students know what's available online.

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