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Report: Top 5 Vendors in Global AR Education Market

Market research firm Technavio has identified the top five vendors in the global augmented reality (AR) in education market. The companies are EON Reality, DAQRI, GAMOOZ, Magic Leap and QuiverVision.

Carnegie Mellon Invention Captures Social Motion

The approach used by the team was to "localize" body parts in a scene — arms, legs, faces, hands — and associate those parts with individuals.

Cloud and Mobile to Drive Increase in IT Spending Worldwide

According to the latest Worldwide Black Book forecast from International Data Corp., worldwide IT spending will increase by 4.5 percent in 2017, rebounding from last year's growth of 2.5 percent.

Biggest Challenges Facing K–12 STEM Ed: PD, Accountability Systems, CS Curricula

Mining two years’ worth of expert feedback, a nonprofit has identified six root causes to more than 100 issues facing STEM education today. The resulting “Grand Challenges” interactive map is a two-year project from 100Kin10 based on input from teachers, principals, nonprofit leaders, researchers, policymakers, union representatives and other education stakeholders within its network.



Kentucky Initiative Wants College, K–12 Students to Reach for Cloud Careers

With more than 1.3 million positions in computer and mathematical occupations expected to be open by 2022, the Kentucky Department of Education, Amazon Web Services, Project Lead the Way and others are taking action to build a pipeline of talent for a cloud-enabled future workforce.

Net Neutrality Fight Takes Over the Web Today

The latest fight for net neutrality has officially begun. On one side of the ring stands FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, a Trump appointee who controls a majority of votes for any decisions currently made by the Federal Communications Commission.

OER Pioneer OpenStax Launches Personalized Learning Tool for 3 Courses

The Rice University non-profit that has released almost two-dozen free textbooks into academia is beta-testing a new personalized learning system that works with its materials.

Call for Entries for Maker Faire San Diego 2017

The third annual Maker Faire San Diego, Oct. 7-8, in Balboa Park, is now open for entries. This family friendly, two-day event, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., welcomes a variety of diverse, out-of-the-box ideas from makers, inventors, tinkerers, do-it-yourselfers and hackers.

Texas A&M Lands $1.6 Million to Study Algorithmic Decision Making

Researchers at Texas A&M University have landed a $1.6 million grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to investigate algorithmic reasoning.

SoftwareOne Debuts New Tech and Services Portal for Academic Institutions

Portfolio management provider SoftwareOne has launched the SoftwareOne Academic Portal 2.0, an updated version of its software, services and platforms portal for education institutions and non-profits.

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