Technology

Emerging adaptive software puts faculty members in charge of course creation

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Arizona State University professor uses Smart Sparrow, an adaptive learning platform, to create an online science course with his personal vision.

Education Department awards $75 million in innovation grants to colleges

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Education Department awards its "First in the World" innovation grants, for which nearly 500 institutions applied. The 24 winners will share $75 million in available federal funding. 

Survey shows training and support remain top issues among IT officials

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Chief information officers have for years said they care about training professors and students, but a new survey shows they have yet to figure out how.

Higher ed associations, disability rights groups clash over campus technology standards

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Higher ed lobbying group and advocates for students with disabilities are at odds over a proposal that would require a federal agency to set guidelines for the accessibility of technology products on campus.

Kuali Foundation launches commercial service provider

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The nonprofit Kuali Foundation launches a commercial service provider, 10 years after the community's formation.

In an unsettled ed-tech market, investments are easily found

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Analysis shows deep-pocketed investors are searching for winners in an unsettled ed-tech market.

LinkedIn, other data aggregators heighten presence in college-prep marketplace

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LinkedIn's new tool -- which allows users to see the careers that different majors lead to -- is one of several data-aggregation services seeking to inform students and parents about job outcomes.

U. of Texas at Austin announces, then delays, plans to charge for Internet access

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U. of Texas at Austin faces blowback against a plan to limit access to its "first class" network -- and force those who exceed bandwidth limits to endure almost unusable speeds.

For-profits lead the way as adaptive learning becomes more popular

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Experiments with adaptive learning spread, particularly at large for-profits, as technology takes a wide range of sometimes overlapping forms.

For Unizin, common infrastructure means commercial software

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Unizin, the university-led digital education consortium, places a bet on a common commercial software platform from Instructure.

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