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New Program To Support Women in Data Science Field

A new program beginning this fall at Mount Holyoke and Smith College aims to develop women professionals in the field of data science.

SIIA Calls for Applicants for Ed Tech Incubator Program

The Software and Information Industry Association's (SIIA) Education Technology Industry Network (ETIN) is seeking developers of K-12 and higher ed technologies to apply for its Innovation Incubator Program.

AAUW Gets $100K Grant To Expand Tech Trek Camps

A $100,000 grant from Symantec will fund a pilot course in cybersecurity at university-led STEM summer camps for middle-school girls.

CSU Libraries Make Open Resource Textbooks Available to Students

Thirteen California State University libraries will take advantage of OpenStax College's collection of digital and print textbooks that can be downloaded for free or at little cost.



MIT Researchers: Crowdsourced Outlines Improve Learning from Videos

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University are using crowd-sourced conceptual outlines to help learners get more out of educational videos.

Deadline Extended: 2015 Campus Technology Innovators Awards

The deadline for the 2015 CT Innovators Awards has been extended to March 2.

6 Emerging Trends Driving Technology in Education

The burden is on universities to advance the culture of innovation, "to foster environments that accelerate learning and creativity" and "to create the conditions for innovation to happen," according to a new report released Wednesday by the New Media Consortium and the Educause Learning Initiative.

Dell Debuts New Laptops for Education

Dell has expanded its line of laptops for education with the addition of the Dell Chromebook 11, Latitude 11 Education Series laptop, as well as the new Venue 10 and Venue 10 Pro tablets and Dell Interactive Projector S510.

U Connecticut Upgrades to 100 Gbps Fiber Connection

The University of Connecticut has implemented a 100 gigabit per second Layer 2/Layer 3 fiber connection through the Internet2 network backbone to support data intensive research collaboration and exchange between UConn researchers and their peers around the world.

Building 'Evidence of Learning' Structure Will Take Work and Better Software

Two new studies put out by a company that does higher education consulting propose a framework and offer a kind of buying guide for developing an environment that helps students optimize their educational paths to college and career success — including taking into account what has been learned outside of school.