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MindTap Integrates Virtual Machine Labs for IT Students

MindTap, an online learning platform from Cengage Learning, has integrated “virtual machine labs” in an effort to prepare students to succeed in computer and information technology careers.

New Certificate Program Trains in Online Instructional Design

The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) is working with instructional design experts from the State University of New York to help people in higher education hone their skills in instructional design for online courses.

UWGB Taps Snapchat to Notify Students of Acceptance

Admissions officers at the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay are using Snapchat to notify prospective students who applied and were accepted into the university.

U of Washington, Amazon Partner to Create AI Startup Accelerator

The University of Washington has teamed up with Amazon to launch the Alexa Accelerator, in an effort to help the tech powerhouse connect to startups that are fueling innovation in artificial intelligence.



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Library of Congress Boosts Digital Public Library Database with Historic Maps

Currently, the contents will include about 5,000 items, but as the Library of Congress continues to digitize its map collections, the number of items shared will increase.

Report: Universities Ramping Up Data Analytics Program Offerings to Meet Workplace Demand

Just over half of today's university data analytics degree programs have been established in the last six years, according to a new report from Tableau.

Report: Education Ranks Second-Last in Global Cybersecurity Assurance Report Card

Education received an overall score of 64 percent on the 2017 Global Cybersecurity Assurance Report Card, an annual report that measures the attitudes and perceptions of IT security professionals across seven industries, rather than measuring the actual effectiveness of their security systems.

New Innovation Center Provides Global Hub for Flipped Learning

Educators around the world have a new resource for connecting, problem-solving, innovating and sharing best practices in flipped learning. Launched today, the International Flipped Learning Innovation Center is an online platform designed to support collaboration and innovation among flipped learning practitioners worldwide.

White House Expands TechHire Initiative to Grow IT Pipeline

The White House today announced it would expand its TechHire initiative to connect an additional 20 communities to in-demand IT careers, including Anchorage, AL, Boston, MA, and Puerto Rico. In addition, several new partners are joining the initiative to bring new events to the 71 total TechHire communities across the country next year.

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