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New Media Consortium Suddenly Ceases Operations

In an e-mail announcement today, the New Media Consortium revealed that it will cease operations immediately.

Embry-Riddle to Run MOOC on Drone Operation

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University will be offering a free online course on how to operate drones.

Alumni Gift to Support Innovation, Entrepreneurship and More at RIT

Creativity, entrepreneurship, cybersecurity and artificial intelligence at the Rochester Institute of Technology are getting a boost thanks to a $50 million alumni gift, the largest donation ever made to the university.

Students Immersed in Petascale Computing as Part of Blue Waters Mission

The educational work involves more than the use of computational time and storage. Projects can also include in-class, interactive exercises and assignments, workshops, longer "institutes," semester courses and support of internships and fellowships.



Online Degrees Primed to Help Early Ed Teachers Meet New Credential Reqs

A report recently published by New America posed a set of questions related to how those policies affect the early education teachers who need to attain bachelor's degrees, especially in areas of quality and access — and whether online education could provide a leg up.

Panopto Video Platform Adds VR Support, Multi-Language Speech Recognition

Panopto has added new capabilities to its education video platform, including support for 360-degree and virtual reality video and search support for speech recognition in nine languages.

New Georgia State Media Center LED Display Goes Trapezoidal

Is trapezoid the new black? That's how style has been defined at Georgia State University's newest facility, the Creative Media Industries Institute (CMMI), set on the campus in downtown Atlanta.

Undergrad STEM Ed and Research Gets $4.8 Million Lift

A multi-million-dollar grant from the National Science Foundation is helping the Association of American Colleges and Universities redesign how schools evaluate their STEM education efforts.

Indiana U Chooses Examity for Online Proctoring

Following a nearly three-year pilot, Indiana University has chosen to adopt the proctoring platform Examity over other choices for its "flexibility, security and support."

Memo Urges Gates Foundation to Avoid Past Blunders in Future Ed Investment

If the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation can avoid the same mistakes it has made in the past, its latest K–12 reform efforts will be more successful than many of its past education projects, according to a policy memo just published by the National Education Policy Center.

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