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Georgetown Portal Links Higher Ed to Workforce Needs

A new portal houses state-level research linking higher education to labor market demands.

National Academies Press: Original Research in Undergrad Science Courses Could be 'Powerful'

A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine shares the findings of an ad hoc committee convened to examine just what the impact would be of "engaging large numbers" of undergraduates in life and related science courses in original research. Their overarching conclusion: Course-based research may be one way to generate deeper student learning, but more evidence is still needed.

Penn State DuBois Professor Integrates Imaging Tech with Hybrid Class

Neyda M. Abreu, an associate professor of earth sciences at Penn State DuBois, is incorporating imaging technology and electron microscopy into her hybrid course, giving students an opportunity to interact virtually with geologic specimens and formations.

Smart Launches New Line of Display Boards for Educators

Smart Technologies has introduced a new line of three interactive display boards designed specifically for the education market, bundling them with a software package called the Smart Learning Suite.



Cengage Launches Instructor Competition To Highlight Digital Assignments

Cengage Learning has launched the Make it Count instructor video contest in an effort to recognize teachers who improve student engagement through use of technology.

Turnitin Unveils Writing Revision Tool

Turnitin has launched Revision Assistant, a new tool designed to give students immediate and actionable feedback on their writing.

Promethean Bundles New Display Boards With Learning Software

Promethean has introduced a new line of interactive displays that come with a software package that allows teachers to use learning materials without the need to connect to a computer.

Flat World Content Gains Adaptive Tech

Flat World Education today announced a partnership with Knewton that will bring the company's adaptive learning technology to Flat World's digital course content.

Yahoo Releases Machine Learning Dataset for Academic Researchers

Academic researchers now have free access to a sizable new dataset for the purposes of expanding the scientific world's understanding of Web sciences.

NYU Wireless To Build Test Bed for 5G

NYU Wireless, New York University's multidisciplinary academic research center for wireless networking theories and techniques, is building an advanced programmable platform to support the development of millimeter wave wireless communication, also known as 5G.

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