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Report: Number of Ransomware Attacks Grew Nearly 17 Times Larger in 2016

Ransomware surged 16,700 percent from 2015 to 2016, though unique malware samples declined over the same period, according to a new report from network security firm SonicWall.

Elsevier Continues to Expand Journal Analytics Through Acquisition

Elsevier, a provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, Thursday unveiled the acquisition Plum Analytic from EBSCO Information Services.

Study: Course Feedback Helps Underperforming Students Most

Dashboards that report on course progress are more motivating for underperforming students than for those who are doing well, according to a new study from the University of Michigan and Blackboard.

2016 IT Salary and Job Satisfaction Survey Results

Our latest survey of higher education IT professionals showed earnings that are mostly looking up in a segment beset by lingering frustrations that probably won’t go away any time soon.

Harvard Tailoring the MOOC Experience With Adaptive Learning

Harvard University has begun experimenting with the use of adaptive functionality in one of its massive open online courses.



MIT CSAIL Creates Wearable AI System That Detects Conversation Tones

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (MIT CSAIL) have come up with a wearable AI system that can detect the tone of a conversation, which has the potential to help individuals with anxiety, Asperger's or other conditions navigate social situations.

Apple, UC Berkeley, Arizona State U, Others Join Board for Partnership on AI

The consortium Friday announced that the head of advancement for the AI chatbot Siri would be joining its leadership team, as well as six other individuals who are working to advance artificial intelligence research.

Apple to Join Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook, Google in Artificial Intelligence Research Alliance

Apple may be the latest company to join the Partnership for AI, a consortium that was established to develop best practices for artificial intelligence. If Apple joins, it will work alongside Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook, Google, IBM and Deepmind to advance public understanding of AI and its potential benefits across industries, including education.

U of Virginia to Study K–12 Student Engagement, Success in STEM

Projects funded through the newly launched Science Everywhere Innovation Challenge will be used as part of a research study at the University of Virginia.

ePortfolios that Make Learning Visible: Education Values in Product Design

Digication CEO Jeffrey Yan reflects on how his own experiences both as a student and teacher in higher education have influenced the design of his company's ePortfolio product.

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