24 février 2019

Massive Online Courses Find A New Audience With Continuing Medical Education

Techno-News Blog Applications are surging for New York University’s School of Medicine after the university announced last year that its medical program would be tuition-free for all students. But NYU isn’t the only school trying to offer free medical training. More...

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Verizon Promises to #ReverseTheFee on Remind After Educators’ Outcry

Techno-News Blog After an outcry from educators on social media, along with countless phone calls to Verizon customer service, the telecommunications company says it will not enforce the 11-fold fee increase that was slated to hit Remind, a messaging service used widely by teachers and parents in the U.S., come February. More...

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Online Education Rules Under the Microscope

Techno-News Blog Definitions of innovative teaching models and expectations for accreditors of new programs are on the agenda as the Department of Education considers changing standards. More...

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How to Use Tech to Develop Lifelong Learners

Techno-News Blog Students may not be aware of the kinds of resources that are available to them online—and for free–that they can use to continue to learn beyond the walls of their classroom. More...

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Sometimes the Best Tech is No Tech

Techno-News Blog The story is told that, in the early days of space exploration, NASA spent millions to develop a pen that could write in zero gravity. Until they achieved this impressive feat, they used a simple pencil. That story might or might not be apocryphal, but it illustrates an important point: sometimes the best tech for the job is no tech. More...

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13 Industries Soon To Be Revolutionized By Artificial Intelligence

Techno-News Blog Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) have a rapidly growing presence in today’s world, with applications ranging from heavy industry to education. More...

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Giving a nudge: How digital alerts can keep students on track

Techno-News Blog Colleges are using student data to craft custom text messages and other prompts to boost retention, but experts warn they can backfire. Nudges, when done right, are proving up to that task. More...

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AI Crushes Crypto As Top Job For Tech Workers, AngelList Reports

Techno-News Blog Artificial Intelligence has supplanted blockchain and cryptocurrency as the startup industry tech workers are most interested in joining, according to a new report from AngelList, a U.S.-based platform that connects startups with investors. More...

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COMPUTER VISION FOR CLASSROOM “ENGAGEMENT DETECTION”: IS IT ETHICAL?

Techno-News Blog When you’re teaching in a traditional classroom, there is one thing that is usually obvious: When students are bored, lost, or distracted, they let you know. While most educators don’t love teaching to a sea of slouched bodies and yawning faces, these bodily signs offer important cues to help educators increase student engagement. More...

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Facebook Backs University AI Ethics Institute With $7.5 Million

Techno-News Blog Facebook is backing an AI ethics institute at the Technical University of Munich with $7.5 million. The TUM Institute for Ethics in Artificial Intelligence, which was announced on Sunday, will aim to explore fundamental issues affecting the use and impact of AI, Facebook said. More...

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