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Looking Back at the Year in Ed Tech

Concerns about Yik Yak and analysis of MOOCs and online teaching were among the most popular stories this past year on our Wired Campus blog.

Call for Nominations: Who Are the Top Tech Innovators in Higher Education?

The Chronicle is seeking suggestions for our annual feature on people trying to solve big problems facing campuses with the help of technology.

Virtual-Reality Lab Explores New Kinds of Immersive Learning

The technology has powerful implications in distance learning. At the University of Maryland, researchers are using it in projects involving health care, public safety, and education.

How Tech Tools Can Help Professors Prepare Their Tenure Portfolios

Managing the creation of a tenure portfolio can be a daunting task. But one professor up for tenure argues that an organized mind-set, judicious use of technology, and a simple workflow for managing information can make the task bearable — even fun.

Public-University Group Expands ‘Personalized Learning’ Efforts

New support by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities comes thanks to a $4.6-million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

What Google’s New Open-Source Software Means for Artificial-Intelligence Research

On Monday, Google announced it planned to turn its machine-learning software, called TensorFlow, into open-source code.

Many Colleges Now See Centers for Teaching With Technology as Part of ‘Innovation Infrastructure’

Institutions are expanding the scope and role of their academic-technology centers to put more focus on student success, a survey of center directors finds.

Campus Tech Leaders Report More Support for Free Educational Materials

Even though officials say their top priority is integrating information technology into teaching, only 17 percent of campuses include instructional IT efforts in their faculty review and promotion processes, a survey found.

MOOCs Are Still Rising, at Least in Numbers

Though the media hype surrounding massive open online courses has waned, interest in the courses themselves isn’t tapering off, according to a new report.

New Grant Will Create Prizes for Faculty Using Digital Courseware

Using funds from a $2.5-million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Online Learning Consortium will award the prizes to faculty teams and to institutions.
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