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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.



Research: Game-Based Learning Can Help Nontraditional Student

Game-based learning should just be another tool in the belt, as far as educators in higher ed think, particularly useful for "learning moments" that can help students succeed, according to new research from Muzzy Lane. Likewise, game-based learning is no good if it's pricey and complex to develop; it needs to be inexpensive and "authorable" by the faculty members themselves. And don't forget, students say, to make the games mobile so they work on the same devices the students like to use.

Research: College Students More Distracted Than Ever

A study published in the Journal of Media Education this week reported that students spend a fifth of their time in class doing things on their devices that have nothing to do with their school work.

Research: Approach to Privacy Policies Needs a Makeover

A team of researchers from Carnegie Mellon University, Rand and Google has come up with a set of guidelines for "properly" designing privacy notices that will help users make "informed privacy decisions."

Academic Program Delivers Malware Reverse Engineering Tools and Training

A company in the security segment has opened up a new academic program to provide training to students and faculty in colleges and universities in security incidence response.

New Center Seeks Best Practices for Increasing Women of Color in STEM Fields

To address the challenge of getting girls and women of color, specifically, interested in science, technology, engineering and math will be the focus of a new center at Arizona State University.

U Nevada Reno App Puts Safety Features on Student Phones

A university in Nevada has commissioned the development of a custom campus safety app that will now be configured for eight other public colleges and universities in the state.

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