The Department of State’s Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs hosted its second Zoohackathon event to drive the creation of technological solutions to combat wildlife trafficking. Coders, technologists, and university students came together Sept. 22-24 at the San Diego Safari Park  to brainstorm, design, and develop solutions to impede wildlife trafficking. […]

The Department of Education’s Office of Postsecondary Education launched a new database that helps users understand the accreditation status of higher education institutions across the country. With the database–named the Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs–users can search by accreditation agency or by the institution for higher education.






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Teachers use learning apps, digital tools, technology devices and next-generation technology to promote a fun environment, facilitate communication among students, give every student access to technology, and make learning more personal.






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The Federal government, state and local governments, and higher education institutions are seeing the appeal of adopting cloud offerings in areas such as increased speed and cost savings, according to a recent MeriTalk survey titled “Destination Cloud: the Federal and SLED Cloud Journey.”






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College students seeking help for depression and anxiety may soon be able to turn to their smartphones for campus counseling. Michigan State University recently received $1 million from the National Science Foundation to develop mobile technology that can analyze student behaviors to help clinicians provide treatment.






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Investment in education technology is soaring–from learning apps to educational games and classroom management tools to programs promoting STEM education. Global private investments in ed tech companies reached $6.54 billion in 2015, up dramatically from the previous record of $2.42 billion in 2014. Investment in ed tech companies is expected to rise again in 2016. Here’s a breakdown on some of the top ed tech investment groups.






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The Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences is using technology advancements to deliver new assessments that take less time out of the classroom.






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