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NEF Initiates 2 Programs To Improve Digital Skills of U.S. Students and Workers

The National Education Foundation will fund a new digital literacy initiative and an adopt-a-school program designed to help businesses train their workers and enhance the skills of American students.

CyberFed Launches Site To Help Find Cybersecurity Competitions

The Cybersecurity Competition Federation has launched a new Web site designed to get more people involved with cybersecurity competitions and, ultimately, cybersecurity professions.

Saint Michael's College Implements Storage and Backup Service

In an effort to manage rapid data growth, Saint Michael's College near Burlington, VT has replaced its existing storage infrastructure with a service that combines local storage controllers with cloud storage.

Absolute Software Now Can Automatically Freeze Offline Devices

Absolute Software has introduced the Device Freeze Offline Policy, a new security feature for its Absolute Computrace tracking product for computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones.



Cengage Partners with Knewton On Personalized Learning

Cengage Learning has integrated adaptive learning tools from Knewton into its MindTap personalized teaching solution in an effort to improve outcomes and encourage deeper learning among management and sociology students.

Want To Draw Women into CS and Engineering? Broaden the Stereotypes

The stereotype of the typical computer scientist or engineer as somebody who's white or Asian, socially inept, obsessed with technology and almost always male is keeping girls out of those fields, according to a new study from the University of Washington.

Northwestern Launches Content Strategy Specialization MOOCs

Northwestern University now offers a specialization certificate in Content Strategy for Professionals in Organizations through the Coursera platform.

U Utah To Host Microsoft Mobile App and Analytics Challenge

Students at the University of Utah, along with local high school students, will have the opportunity to participate in a Microsoft Mobile Application & Analytics Challenge beginning this March.

Penn State Commits $30 Million to 'Invent' Program

The Pennsylvania State University system is kicking off a major initiative to spur economic development. President Eric Barron has announced a multi-year $30 million investmen

U California Santa Barbara Launches Multidisciplinary Game Research Center

The University of California, Santa Barbara has launched the Center for Digital Games Research to study digital media and games from a multidisciplinary approach.