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U California San Diego Looks Ahead to Robotics Research Following Apple Acquisition

Apple's acquisition of Emotient, an artificial intelligence start-up founded by three University of California San Diego (UCSD) researchers, has cleared the way for further robotics research at the university.

Research: Teachers Say Tech Distractions More Concerning than Privacy, Security

Most teachers in the United States are more worried about the potential for technology in the classroom to distract students than they are about privacy and security, according to a new survey from Instructure. Respondents also said, however, that they are optimistic about technology's potential to improve learning outcomes, increase access to education and boost the efficiency with which it's delivered.

Georgetown Portal Links Higher Ed to Workforce Needs

A new portal houses state-level research linking higher education to labor market demands.

Research: Game-Based Learning Can Help Nontraditional Student

Game-based learning should just be another tool in the belt, as far as educators in higher ed think, particularly useful for "learning moments" that can help students succeed, according to new research from Muzzy Lane. Likewise, game-based learning is no good if it's pricey and complex to develop; it needs to be inexpensive and "authorable" by the faculty members themselves. And don't forget, students say, to make the games mobile so they work on the same devices the students like to use.

Research: College Students More Distracted Than Ever

A study published in the Journal of Media Education this week reported that students spend a fifth of their time in class doing things on their devices that have nothing to do with their school work.



Research: Approach to Privacy Policies Needs a Makeover

A team of researchers from Carnegie Mellon University, Rand and Google has come up with a set of guidelines for "properly" designing privacy notices that will help users make "informed privacy decisions."

Tablets to See Slow Resurgence

Tablets to See Slower-Than-Expected Resurgence

Tablet sales declined substantially in 2015, but they aren't down for good, according to one market research firm. Nevertheless, their short-term growth will be slower than previously expected.

Mobility and Analytics Dominate Strategic Tech for 2016 in Higher Ed

While the topic of mobility technology dominated the Educause list of the most strategic technologies in 2015, this year's compilation for higher ed is quite diverse, covering mobile again alongside analytics, security, application management and delivery, service desk management, business performance and teaching and learning.

New Report Identifies Core Issues in Competency-Based Education

Public Agenda outlines framework of issues involved with CBE efforts in post-secondary education.

Educause: Information Security Leads Top IT Concerns

CIOs and other IT leaders in higher education are more concerned about information security than any other issue that arises for them, according to Educause's latest review of top IT issues, issued earlier today.

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