Next week, a number of higher education institutions will be participating in Open Education Week, an annual awareness campaign for free and open educational opportunities. Launched in 2012, the event attracts hundreds of contributors from nearly 50 different countries and participants from more than 130 countries.
Southern New Hampshire University and Rethink Education today announced a new $15 million seed fund to invest in ed tech startup companies "tackling some of the most pressing challenges in education."
Thirty-five organizations, from ACT to the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, have banded together to promote the idea of bringing college into high school.
A group of students in an English class at Boston College, in collaboration with students at the Berklee College of Music and Northeastern University, are building a virtual reality game based on James Joyce’s Ulysses.
The National Education Researcher Database, or NERD, as it's known, is a joint project undertaken by the University of Virginia's Curry School of Education and Jefferson Education Accelerator. The goal: to spark collaboration among those researchers, school people and education technology entrepreneurs.
The researchers found that students taught by UTeach teachers performed significantly better on end-of-grade tests in math and end-of-course tests in math and science, depending on the grade and subject.
Google.org, the philanthropic arm of Google that supports education technology initiatives, has committed $50 million over the next two years to support nonprofits that are using technology to help tackle problems impacting education globally.
Online proctoring company Examity is introducing a mobile authentication product that will allow test-takers to use their smartphones for identity verification.
Wor-Wic Community College in Maryland is getting a handle on institutional spending with a cloud-based e-procurement solution from Jaggaer.
A $200 education bundle introduced last month by Apple gives buyers access to the regular versions of five applications used in video and music production.