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Led by Watches, Wearables Market Expected to Nearly Double by 2021

According to the latest prediction from International Data Corp., the worldwide wearables market will increase 20.4 percent this year compared to 2016, and nearly double by 2021 — reaching a total of 240.1 million units shipped that year.

E-Portfolio Tech to Help U Georgia Students Showcase Skills

Students at the University of Georgia can now highlight both academic skills and co-curricular work in a comprehensive e-portfolio.

Study: Online Students Want Interaction, Community

Online students crave interaction with classmates and instructors, according to a new report from Learning House and Aslanian Market Research.

Dordt College Wins $1.2 Million to Educate Future STEM Teachers

Dordt College has landed a $1.2 million grant that aims to help encourage students interested in careers as STEM educators.



BASU to Hand Out Free Alarms to College Students

BASU, a company that manufactures portable safety devices, is handing out its eAlarm for free to full- and part-time college students ahead of the upcoming academic year.

University of Michigan Commercializes Gameful Learning Tool

A "gameful" instructional tool created at the University of Michigan is now available for purchase by K–12 schools and universities across the country.

Report: Faculty Support Lacking for Wide Adoption of Digital Learning

Most colleges and universities cover digital learning in their strategic plan, and a large number have made it a core aspect of their plans. Yet, execution is uneven and digital learning hasn't come close to meeting administrator or faculty expectations, according to new data from Babson Survey Research Group and Tyton Partners.

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.

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