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Top Hat Launches Courseware Online Marketplace for Higher Ed

The marketplace aims to take on textbook publishers by offering students a more affordable and engaging option for courseware than traditional textbooks. Higher ed instructors can utilize the marketplace to flip their classrooms, launch hybrid courses, gamify lessons and amplify student comprehension and engagement with digital, dynamic educational content created by other educators.

ClearScholar Deploys Content Targeting Tech in Mobile Platform

Student engagement and safety platform ClearScholar Friday launched a new feature set for institutions that leverages student data to deliver targeted content to individual students. ClearScholar Align, as the solution is called, works by combining data from disparate college systems to build individual student “personas" that enable administrators to broadly and narrowly deliver content to students.

Instructure Partners with Cerego to Bring Adaptive, Personalized Learning Tools

Instructure today revealed a new partnership with Cerego, bringing the latter’s advanced personalized learning platform to the Canvas learning management system.

Richard Culatta Has Big Dreams for ISTE

Richard Culatta, the new CEO of ISTE, recently spoke with THE Journal about his experiences in education and ed tech, as well as his plans for ISTE as it prepares for its big summer conference this month in San Antonio, TX.



Embry-Riddle Receives $1 Million from Feds for Phase II of Intelligent Aerial Systems Project

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Florida Wednesday received a $1 million grant from the United States Department of Defense’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, as part of the second phase of a project to build a specialized flight control system capable of navigating unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in unknown environments.

Q1 VR Headset Shipments Display a Bright Future

Oculus Rift is out, but Oculus is in. Even as Facebook's virtual reality system had just 99,000 shipments during the first quarter of 2017, the Oculus deal with Samsung drove the latter company's shipments to five times as many units over the same period.

Higher Ed Framework Places Emphasis on Placement, Earnings

Education agency Entangled Solutions released a new framework of quality assurance standards around student outcomes and are now seeking public comment through July 31.

NY Tech Firm Seeks Innovative School District, College, University for $5,000 Grant

Annese & Associates, a New York-based tech solutions integrator, is awarding a $5,000 grant to an innovative school district, college or university using technology to empower students.

Coding, Cybersecurity, Game Development Bootcamps Come to Miami Students

Miami-Dade County Public Schools, CareerSource South Florida and TechLaunch @FVI teamed up to bring coding bootcamps to the next-generation workforce in Miami this summer.

P-TECH 9-14 Schools to Blossom to 80 by Fall

Six years after the launch of the first Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) school in Brooklyn, yet another cohort of students is graduating — each walking away with a high school diploma, an associate's degree in a STEM field and related work experience. Graduates have already joined IBM, working as front-end web developers, organizational developers, coders and analysts. Many are also continuing college in pursuit of bachelor's degrees.

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