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Coding Curriculum in a Box
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Coding Curriculum in a Box

CodePath.org, a nonprofit boot camp, offers ready-made, industry-approved coding courses to colleges and trains students to teach them for credit.

Pushing the Boundaries of Learning With AI
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Pushing the Boundaries of Learning With AI

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and IBM are collaborating on a project to teach students Mandarin in virtual environments.

Do Moocs Help?
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Do Moocs Help?

Massive open online courses (MOOCs) from Coursera can yield tangible benefits to learners, according to a new longitudinal study of open online learning outcomes...

Shifts in Computer Science Interest
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Shifts in Computer Science Interest

A new study found that while interest in computer science among both men and women has fluctuated over the last four decades, women were consistently underrepresented...

Surveying the Mooc Landscape
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Surveying the Mooc Landscape

Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology  have released "one of the largest investigations of massive open online courses to date."

Data, Data Everywhere
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Data, Data Everywhere

The MOOC Research Initiative has released the results of 22 projects pertaining to massive open online courses. 

Internationalizing STEM
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Internationalizing STEM

There is growing interest in programs that allow students to double-major in a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) field and a foreign language...

Go Easy on Moocs
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Go Easy on Moocs

A new report recommends the federal government not interfere with massive open online course vendors and providers. 

Delving Into Digital Learning
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Delving Into Digital Learning

Carnegie Mellon University has announced the Simon Initiative, which will publicly launch the world's largest student learning database to determine best practices...

Finding More STEM Students
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Finding More STEM Students

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy has announced Next Generation Connecticut, a plan to dedicate $1.5 billion to improving the science, technology, engineering, and...

Tempering the Rise of the Machines
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Tempering the Rise of the Machines

A report written by former Tufts University president Lawrence S. Bacow and former Princeton University president William G. Bowen analyzes the state of online...

Reverse Brain Drain
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Reverse Brain Drain

A reverse brain drain is occurring in the U.S. science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields as U.S. immigration laws discourage foreign nationals who...

Why They Chose STEM
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Why They Chose STEM

Although most U.S. college students pursuing STEM degrees decided to do so in high school, just 20 percent said that their pre-college education prepared them "extremely...

Romance vs. STEM
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Romance vs. STEM

State University of New York at Buffalo professor Lora Park recently completed a series of research projects, the results of which suggest that when college-age...

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Wising ­p on STEM Completion

Arizona State University researchers recently unveiled CareerWISE, a website designed to increase the retention of women pursuing degrees and careers in science...

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Searching For STEM Success

Rural community colleges (CCs) have recently done much better than urban and suburban CCs in the percentage increase of associate degrees awarded to women and minorities...

Clearing a Path For Latino Scientists
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Clearing a Path For Latino Scientists

A University of Southern California study found that although the number of Latinos earning bachelor's degrees has increased over the last decade, the growth has...

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Race Matters

Black college instructors play a significant role in encouraging black science students to persist as science majors, according to a study by Cornell University...

Graduation Gaps For Science Majors
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Graduation Gaps For Science Majors

A recent University of California, Los Angeles survey found that more students are interested in majoring in science and technology fields, but those students are...

Tenure-O-Meter
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Tenure-O-Meter

Indiana University computer scientists have developed the Tenurometer, a tool for evaluating the impact of scholars in their field. Tenurometer counts the number...
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