24 août 2018

Facebook insists it’s not poaching academia for AI goals

Facebook has in recent months amped up a push to bring in professors from top-notch universities to work on long-term artificial intelligence (AI) research part time, but the company says it views universities as partners rather than competitors to poach top talent from, writes Nat Levy for Geekwire. More...

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Digital homework tools should be more than just the textbook as an app

The ConversationWe’re particularly interested the role of technology in homework. Is homework – particularly in digitally aligned STEM areas such as mathematics – any different on a digital device? And, if not, should it be. More...

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23 août 2018

Why the Audiobook Platform Libro.fm Matters to Higher Ed

By Joshua Kim. A portion of Libro.fm revenues go to independent bookstores. The site offers curated list of recommended audiobooks, and a list of bestsellers on the platform. More...

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Does the Magic Leap One, and the Promise AR, Matter to Higher Ed?

By Joshua Kim. The Magic Leap augmented reality (AR) headset is finally available. (If you live in a few select cities). After years of hype, the Florida startup that has raised $2.3 billion in capital (with Google being a big investor), is finally releasing its first device. More...

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The Eye in the Sky

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/confessions_of_a_community_college_dean_blog_header.jpgBy Matt Reed. Technological progress has been great for nostalgia. Anyone over 40 (maybe 30?) knows the experience of going down a rathole on YouTube, seeing clips from shows you watched as a kid and having the uncanny sense of vague recognition combined with abject horror that you once thought they were good. More...

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Blockchain Gains Currency in Higher Ed

HomeBy Lindsay McKenzie. Despite lingering skepticism about the future of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, the technology behind them is becoming a focus of university teaching and research. More...

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Tinder Launches College Version

HomeBy Jeremy Bauer-Wolf. Tinder, the popular mobile dating app, has launched a feature just for college students called Tinder U. More...

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Common App Drops Criminal History Question

HomeBy Scott JaschikDecision reverses one made a year ago to keep the question. Individual colleges may still ask it. Disciplinary records question remains. More...

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Thursday Tech Review: Is the Airtame Better Than a Chromecast or an Apple TV?

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/large/public/student_affairs_and_technology_blog_header.jpgBy Eric Stoller. A wireless streaming device for higher education. More...

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22 août 2018

‘Girl powered’ robotics workshop at Google builds skills, confidence

Screenshot-2018-4-19 Techno-News BlogTechno-News Blog. This is the second year the Google Girl’s Robotics Workshop has run at the campus. The tech giant sponsors the event and collaborates with the Girl Powered initiative, comprised of members from the Robotics Education and Competition Foundation and VEX Robotics. More...

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