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DIY Grants from Allen Distinguished Educators
Deadline: December 4, 2015.  Four DIY Guides, which are guided classroom lessons covering computer science, engineering, and entrepreneurship, were developed by Allen Distinguished Educators in the last year. The DIY Grants, in turn, enable educators across the country to bring these engaging projects into their classrooms. Each DIY Guide provides a tour of the lesson, as well as detailed project...
 

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NSF funds research on math software
The National Science Foundation has granted $800k to North Carolina State University to use data mining techniques to study the game-based ST Math software program that’s currently used in 2,500 schools across the country. Researchers hope the findings will help improve MIND Research Institute’s ST Math and other digital learning platforms that have cropped up in a number of classrooms.
 

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Online courses + time on campus = a new path to an MIT master’s degree
"MIT announced today a pilot program allowing learners worldwide to take a semester’s worth of courses in its top-ranked, one-year Supply Chain Management (SCM) master’s program completely online, then complete an MIT master’s degree by spending a single semester on campus. MIT also announced a new academic credential for the digital age: the “MicroMaster’s,” which can be earned through MITx by...
 

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Embedded Digital Resources Are In, Traditional Texts Out At UMUC
"For the first time, a major American university has replaced 100 percent of its undergraduate textbooks with no-cost digital resources.  As of this fall, UMUC has moved away from publisher textbooks to no-cost digital resources embedded in courses, saving each UMUC undergraduate student hundreds of dollars a session--potentially thousands over the course of the degree."