As millennials–currently ages 19-35–move to parenthood, 77 percent support a create-your-own approach to education, where students can determine a path best suited for their learning style. The majority of Americans (76 percent), and 92 percent of millennial parents, feel that their children should be able to choose tuition-free online learning options that meet their individual needs. […]

Computer Science is an increasingly popular major for women at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, Calif. In 2006, 10 percent of the computer science majors were female. This past year, that number had risen to 50 percent.






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Boston University last year conducted a pilot program with six area high schools in which students were offered online AP Physics courses. All six schools, as well as six new ones, have registered for the program’s second year. Mark Greenman, a physics professor at BU, led a team of colleagues in creating Project Accelerate, an online AP Physics course consisting of a series of lesson modules.






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The U.S. Department of Education has issued what analysts are calling a death sentence for ITT Technical Institute. As part of a larger series of restrictions on the for-profit higher education institution, the Department of Education has banned ITT from accepting new students who depend on Federal student aid, which is the source of most of ITT’s revenue.






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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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SecureAuth has launched SecureAuth University, a continuing education program for cybersecurity professionals. Through e-learning and instructor-led courses, SecureAuth University offers certification for three levels of cybersecurity professionals: administrator, advanced administrator, and developer.






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A chatbot, or artificial intelligence tutor, is a computer program designed to simulate an intelligent conversation with one or more humans via auditory or textual means. As chatbots become smarter and more capable of understanding figurative language and solving more complex problems, they become more useful in fields such as education.






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The E-Rate program, which has provided $25 billion in subsidies since 1996 to schools from the Federal government for broadband, internal wiring, and networking equipment, hasn’t correlated with increased test scores among students in North Carolina, a recent study shows.






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Learning House, an eLearning services company that creates off-the-shelf and custom online degree and professional development courses, recently released a new report highlighting the demands and preferences of online college students.






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Today’s tech companies are branching out from college campuses and are instead looking at adult coding boot camps to recruit the next batch of talent.






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College professors are turning to freelance work. According to a report from the American Association of University Professors, about 54 percent of faculty are not appointed to full-time positions. These professors can, and often do, use their spare time to tutor, tapping into a multibillion-dollar industry.






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The University of New Hampshire’s Robert McGrath, who spoke on AllAnalytics’s radio broadcast titled “A Look at Tomorrow’s Data Scientist,” said the university’s data science program aims to prepare students for the workforce, where they will either hold positions on the computational IT side of the industry or the business side.






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With the school year ramping up, the Office of Education Technology, which is part of the Department of Education, hosted a Twitter chat focused on active use of technology during teacher prep using #TeacherEdChat.






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The New Hampshire Department of Education’s OPEN NH program offers four sessions a year of online classes for teachers seeking recertification.






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Summer is starting to wind down and teachers are busy setting up their classrooms. While lesson plans are still being designed, we share some free, online resources for K-12 teachers.






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Before descending upon the small town of Princeton, N.J., incoming freshmen at the Ivy League school that bears the town’s name have already begun their sexual assault awareness training. Online learning is one component in the curriculum of sexual assault prevention Princeton University mandates for its students.






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On a rainy day or when recuperating from a sun burn, students should take a moment to watch some TED Talks geared toward K-12 students. From offering advice on how to deal with bullying to learning how to make your mark on this world at a young age, TED Talks are a valuable, free resource for students.






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