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Machine Learning Producer Launches Academic Program

A company that produces commercial and open source software for big data analysis has also launched a university program. Participants in the H2O.ai Academic Program will receive free use of specific tools for educational purposes, support in building machine learning courses and access to an academic Slack community, the company's online training tools and courses, and guest lectures delivered by its data science experts.

Southern New Hampshire U, LRNG Merge to Focus on Community-Based Education

Southern New Hampshire University, which in a few short years has transformed itself into an online learning powerhouse, is merging with LRNG, a nonprofit organization focused on workforce and education needs of urban communities.

2U Signs 15-year Extension with Simmons U; Adds Short Courses with GWU and Yale

Online program manager 2U has signed a 15-year contract extension with one institutional client and announced a new suite of online "short courses" with two others.

Upcoming Events, Webinars & Calls for Papers (Week of Nov. 12, 2018)

Upcoming events include EdgeCon 2019, the Association of American Colleges and Universities 2019 Annual Meeting, and LearnLaunch Across Boundaries Conference.



Apple, Samsung Reign in Shrinking Tablet Market

While Apple still dominates the tablet market, sales of all such devices have fallen worldwide, according to market data from International Data Corp.

South Carolina Offering Free Online Coding Courses for All Residents

South Carolina has introduced free coding education for all of its residents through an agreement between the state's Department of Commerce Office of Innovation and Build Carolina, a nonprofit that generates internships, apprenticeships and other education endeavors in innovative fields.

Dartmouth Joins Aristotle Cloud Federation

Dartmouth University has joined the Aristotle Cloud Federation, the federated cloud-based research computing project established by Cornell University and its partners, the University at Buffalo and the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Civitas Adds OER Search to Course Schedule Planner

A new open educational resources search tool has been directly integrated into Civitas Learning's academic planning platform, letting students know if O.E.R. materials are available as they build their course schedules.

Lumen Seeks Continuous Improvement of OER in Two-Prong Approach

A company that develops open courses has introduced two new initiatives intended to improve open educational resources. Lumen Learning has launched the "Learning Challenges Leaderboards," an analysis of outcomes covered by O.E.R. where students have the greatest difficulty, as well as RISE and Shine, a community effort to improve the O.E.R.

Nobody Knows How Well Certificates Are Doing Against Degrees

A recent analysis found major underreporting of certificate completions. Richard Garrett, chief research officer at higher education research firm Eduventures, recently examined whether the certificate was "muscling in" on degrees, and called the data that tracks certificate issuance "rubbish."

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