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Educause Explores Future of Extended Reality on Campus

An Educause project is examining the integration of 3D technologies — 3D scanning and printing, virtual reality and augmented reality — into education to create "extended reality."

Two New Conferences Explore Blockchain in Education

Oral Roberts University, which recently held a conference to educate colleges and universities about blockchain, will be co-hosting two new one-day blockchain events, one on the east coast and the other on the west coast, to reach educators and IT leaders in both higher education and K-12.

Berkeley College Faculty Test VR for Learning

In a pilot program at Berkeley College, members of a Virtual Reality Faculty Interest Group tested the use of virtual reality to immerse students in a variety of learning experiences. During winter 2018, seven different instructors in nearly as many disciplines used inexpensive Google Cardboard headsets along with apps on smartphones to virtually place students in North Korea, a taxicab and other environments as part of their classwork.

Mott CC App Includes Wayfinding Feature

A Michigan community college has launched a mobile app that includes wayfinding. Mott Community College developed Mott Mobile App for iOS and Android devices using Meridian Mobile Apps.



New Resource Offers Ideas for Advocating OER Adoption

Lumen Learning has created an online resource to help proponents of open educational resources make the case for O.E.R. use on campus.

Upcoming Events, Webinars & Calls for Papers (Week of Sept. 3, 2018)

Upcoming events include SANS Network Security 2018, the 2018 C.C.U.M.C. Annual Conference, Construct3D and the Internet2 2018 Technology Exchange.

Armed with $25 Million, Knewton to Expand Adaptive OER Product Line

Just months after Knewton launched Alta, its own line of higher education courseware with adaptive learning built in, the education technology company has closed a new round of financing that will enable it to scale its products. TriplePoint Capital led the funding, with $20 million, and Knewton's existing investors added an additional $5 million.

CMU, Oxford Research to Explore AI and Advanced Analytics

Two universities will be working with international digital media intelligence firm Meltwater on artificial intelligence research. Both Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Oxford have announced projects that use the company's AI platform. Fairhair.ai, as it's called, provides tools for building AI models and doing advanced analytics.

Students Get Immersive AI Boost to Learn Mandarin

Imagine the process of going into a restaurant and ordering food. Simultaneously, you could be glancing through the menu while also listening to and speaking with the waiter or your companions. When you're in a place where people are speaking a different language, the complexity of those activities increases multifold. A project taking place at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute hopes to understand how the use of an immersive environment and artificial intelligence can help students practice foreign language skills and increase their confidence when speaking.

Mobile FAFSA a 'Step in the Right Direction'

The U.S. Department of Education is making a mobile app available for students applying for federal financial aid. This beta version of the "myStudentAid" app can be downloaded from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. Development of the new release was done in parallel with a redesign of the FAFSA.gov website. The goal for both: to make it easier for students and families to fill out the 2018-2019 Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

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