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Half of MOOC Users in Developing Countries Get Certificates

A new study by researchers at the University of Washington has found that the use of massive open online courses is much different in emerging countries than in the United States and, in some ways, more in line with what MOOC's original proponents had in mind.

Stanford Unveils New, Updated Online Courses in Computer Security

Stanford University has enhanced its online certificate program in advanced computer security, adding a new course in network security and updating its course in emerging threats and defenses.

Colleges Drowning in Student Data (and Tech Vendor Sales Calls)

Enrollment leaders within higher ed are "awash in data" and "a swirling array of technology vendors," all of whom purport to be able to help schools pull "insights from data." So even though enrollment management directors see the value in the use of technology for their jobs, because they receive "dozens" of vendor contacts weekly, they've also become "understandably jaded." So expressed a new report from Eduventures that examines the state of enrollment management within colleges and universities.

New Engineering MOOC Uses Adaptive Tech to Improve Outcomes

The University of New South Wales Australia is launching an engineering MOOC that will use adaptive learning technology to personalize course materials for students and boost completion rates for those new to the field.



NVBots Debuts 3D Printer with Automated Part Remover

3D printer maker NVBots has launched what it says is the first 3D printer with an automated print remover that can be controlled remotely.

Facebook, Twitter Engagement Done Best at Baylor and UW-Madison

Want to know how to do Twitter or Facebook right at your institution? You might want to study the practices used by the University of Wisconsin-Madison for the first and Baylor University for the second. Those two institutions have been deemed the "top users" of the those social media sites by Engagement Labs, which develops technology for measuring online social engagement.

San Mateo College District Automates to Recruit International Students

The Northern California community college district will use Enrollment Rx to streamline its application and admissions processes for prospective international students.

Report: Post-Secondary Attainment Inches Forward

The United States attainment rate crept forward once again from 2013 to 2014 by hundredths of a percent, rising from 40 percent to 40.4 percent, according to the Lumina Foundation's seventh annual report, "A Stronger Nation."

U California Grants A-G Approval for 30 Edmentum Courses

The University of California has granted a-g approval for an additional 30 online and blended learning courses offered by Edmentum.

Princeton Review, CollegeWeekLive Team up for Virtual College Fair

The Princeton Review and CollegeWeekLive have partnered in an effort to provide prospective college students greater insight to universities they are interested in attending.

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