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Students are cooking up more new apps

They say there’s an app for everything, but that’s not quite true, as university students continue coming with new twists on smartphone-based software. There are countless new mobile apps developed each week, like Rumie, an app developed at the University of Mississippi that acts as a Craigslist-style marketplace for student looking to unload clothes, furniture, books or anything else. Colin Wood has more.

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VR for everyone!

The physical world is a fine place to learn, but some universities and colleges in search of more immersive experiences are thrusting their students into the digital environments that make up the metaverse. And one professor at Atlanta's Morehouse College was so taken by the use of VR headsets in her class this spring, she's now pushing for all incoming freshmen to receive one. Colin has the story.

Cyber training needs new thinking

While the U.S. economy has hundreds of thousands of unfilled cybersecurity jobs, many of those positions require advanced degrees that take years to complete, even as technology and threats evolve. That's no longer effective, Eman El-Sheikh, the director of the University of West Florida’s Center for Cybersecurity, said this week at a conference in Washington. “No matter how many students we get into cyber degrees, it’s not going to be enough," she said, urging universities to add shorter tracks, especially those that can attract military personnel transitioning out of active duty. Benjamin Freed has details.

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