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University of Michigan Wins $5 Million Grant to Study Common Core

Researchers from the University of Michigan, Brown University and Stanford University have received a grant worth nearly $5 million from the Spencer Foundation and the William T. Grant Foundation for the first phase of a five year study on the effects of the Common Core State Standards on teaching and learning.

Laptops, Desktops Most Common Form of Instructional Tech in the Classroom

Traditional laptops and desktops are both used in 82 percent of learning environments — making them the most common form of instructional tech in the classroom, according to Campus Technology's first-ever Teaching with Technology survey.

More Millennials Using Smartphones for Shopping, Video

Video calling, shopping and video streaming see the highest smartphone usage growth among millennial users, while all adult smartphone users have nearly tripled the amount of video data they consume each month.

Ed Research Gets New Eye Tracking Tool

SensoMotoric Instruments, a German company with North American headquarters in Boston, has launched the SMI Digital Classroom, which collects data on eye tracking from up to 40 students simultaneously.

Amazon Launches $2.5 Million AI Contest for College Students

The Alexa Prize contest from Amazon challenges college and university students to advance conversational artificial intelligence and develop chatty socialbots.



Faculty on the Fence About Providing Computing Devices to Students

According to our Teaching with Technology survey, 55 percent of faculty support the idea of their institutions providing computing devices to all students, while 67 percent like the "bring your own device" approach.

Digital Textbook Codes As Costly As Traditional Course Materials

Digital textbooks may be seen as a cost-friendly alternative to traditional course materials, but the fees for access codes can be just as pricey and can take away consumer autonomy from students, according to a new report from Student Public Interest Research Groups.

Cornell U Lands $23 Million for Science and Technology Center

Cornell University received $23 million from the National Science Foundation to build a center on campus that will investigate principles of beam accelerators, which will have applications to other scientific fields like biology, chemistry and physics.

Bay Area Research Universities Partner on Chan Zuckerberg Biohub

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and pediatrician Priscilla Chan have enlisted help from UCSF, UCB and Stanford to build a $600 million biomedical science research center in San Francisco. The facility will use $3 billion over the next decade to cure diseases.

More Than Half of Americans Unfamiliar with Augmented Reality

Despite the success of the AR mobile game Pokémon Go, more than half of Americans are unfamiliar with augmented reality, according to a survey from ReportLinker Insight.

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