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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.



Report: Higher Ed Neglecting Employee Engagement

Faculty and staff engagement and retention is financially beneficial to higher education institutions and contributes to student success, yet many colleges and universities are not measuring employee engagement, according to a new report from Cornerstone OnDemand and Ellucian.

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.

Most Faculty Tackle Synchronous Online Instruction Ill-Prepared

Most Faculty Tackle Synchronous Online Instruction Ill-Prepared

If the outcome from online courses is uneven, it's little wonder. Most instructors aren't exactly up to speed on what to expect, according to a new report from the Online Learning Consortium

Most Faculty Believe Tech Has Positive Impact on Education

Campus Technology's first-ever Teaching with Technology survey found that faculty have an overwhelmingly positive outlook on tech in the classroom.

From IoT to IoE: More Ways for Institutions to Connect to Everything

From wearables, to smart objects and environments, to sensor networks, and more, our choices for connecting with the Internet of Things are increasing exponentially. We are now beginning to speak in terms of the Internet of Everything. CT asked Robbie K. Melton, associate vice chancellor for mobile and emerging technologies at the Tennessee Board of Regents, for some advice and insight for higher education institutions as they explore the unique applications of the IoE in education.

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