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New MIT Lab Intends to Deliver Education Innovation to the World

To expand its mission of delivering education worldwide, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has launched a research, policy, pedagogy and practice lab that intends to uncover new ways of delivering education to learners in developing countries. The new "J-WEL" lab will emphasize reaching underserved populations such as women and girls, and displaced persons.

NSA Recognizes Virginia Tech, U of Nebraska at Omaha for Security Education

The National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security have named two new universities to join the National Centers of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education. The University of Nebraska Omaha and Virginia Tech are part of the cohort of universities dedicated to designing more interdisciplinary knowledge and hands-on technical skills in cyber operations.

Higher Ed Security Org Uses DNS Database to Track Criminal Action

An organization that provides security services to the research and education community at large has gone public with its adoption of an historic DNS database service.

Schoology LMS Adds Office 365 Integration

Schoology added Microsoft Office 365 integration, allowing individuals to use Microsoft Docs, Slides, Sheets, etc. without leaving the learning management system.



MIT.nano to Hold Inaugural Research Symposium on Future of Sensor Technology

Ubiquitous, unobtrusive sensing could offer more insight into the natural world and change the exploration of healthcare, energy, computing and other fields. To showcase current innovations focused on nano-enabled sensors and sensing systems research happening at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the university’s MIT.nano facility will be holding a research symposium, on campus and online.

Udacity Boosts Projects in Intro to Programming Nanodegree Program

Amid news that coding bootcamp graduates are finding work, Udacity has tweaked the formula for its popular introductory course in programming by adding three new projects.

5 Indiana Schools Secure Joint Deal for Microsoft Software

Five public institutions in Indiana have banded together to save money on Microsoft products across their campuses.

Community College Leads OER Efforts at CUNY

A community college in New York City has taken on the challenge of showing the rest of the City University of New York system how to percolate open educational resources throughout its courses.

Educause Intros Emerging Edtech Membership

Educause today announced a new membership offering designed for emerging ed tech companies that want to break into the higher education IT market.

Jad Abumrad Reflects on Radio, Race, Technology and Education

Jad Abumrad doesn’t do things by the book, and he’s been rewarded for it. He’s co-host and creator of “Radiolab,” a popular public radio show that’s broadcast on more than 500 stations across the United States and has been downloaded as a podcast over 9 million times per month. He’s a 2011 MacArthur “genius grant” fellow, and his radio program won the George Foster Peabody Award in 2010 and 2015.

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