To help meet a growing demand, Dallas’ Southern Methodist University will launch a new Master of Science degree in data science in 2015, with courses drawn across its schools of humanities and sciences, engineering, and the arts.
Scratch has a new sibling. The MIT Media Lab-developed programming environment intended for children recently welcomed ScratchJr into the world of kids' coding tools.
Anant Agarwal, CEO of the nonprofit MOOC platform provider edX, had some harsh words for traditional education, saying it's "pathetic" that classrooms today still look like the did decades ago. And, undaunted by MOOC critics, Agarwal highlighted the potential he sees for MOOCs in a keynote address at the Campus Technology conference yesterday.
The National Science Foundation's Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace program has issued two multi-million dollar awards for multi-institutional projects in cybersecurity.
In preparation for a major event held at its campus, the University of British Columbia Vancouver opted into a new emergency operations and incident management system.
A new online leadership certificate program at University of California Irvine's Extension will use direct assessment rather than classroom hours to measure student success.
Technology executives have a key role to play in the future of higher education by helping colleagues use data to craft a story about the value of postsecondary education, according to Freeman Hrabowski III, president of the University of Maryland Baltimore County.
At the CT 2014 conference this week in Boston, one former CIO told attendees that education is not "about gathering terabytes of data and asking it to tell me the patterns." Instead, he argued for the potential of "small data" to create a personalized learning experiences that cut down on student frustration and confusion.
A professor of chemistry at Albion College in Michigan has developed a new iOS app to help her students learn about chemical bonding.
College Bound, a St. Louis non-profit that helps high schoolers with "under-resourced" backgrounds get into college and earn a degree, is piloting a new mobile app that nudges students at key stages to persist in their college efforts.