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Study: Many Faculty Still Don’t Know Where to Start with Textbook Affordability Issue

The vast majority (82 percent) of college and university faculty are responsible for selecting course materials for at least one of their courses, yet 35 percent in a recent survey said they don’t know where to start or what to do to reduce the cost of those materials.

Missed Opportunity in UNESCO's Recommendation on OER?

Even though UNESCO adopted a recommendation on OER, American open educational resources advocate David Wiley backed away from his initial support and recently referred to the final version of the work as "eviscerated."

VR Trends Include 3D Audio, More AI and Conversational Platforms

A new report covering trends in virtual reality has suggested that three-dimensional audio will begin appearing along with "conversational platforms" and the increased use of artificial intelligence.

Amgen and Harvard Launch Free Online Science Ed Platform

A new online science education platform offers free access to personalized learning content, virtual lab experiences and networking with the global scientific community.

U North Texas Launches Fully Online Bachelor's Degree on Coursera

The University of North Texas is giving non-traditional students a pathway to complete a bachelor's degree online. The Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences program will launch on Coursera beginning in fall 2020.

Most Faculty Would Choose Face-to-Face for Student Interactions

More than half of faculty prefer using a blended environment with their students, which includes both blended and in-person elements, but nearly three-quarters would choose a completely or mostly face-to-face approach for most elements involving interaction with students, according to a survey from the Educause Center for Analysis and Research.

Initiative Aims to Produce High-Quality Flipped Resources

A two-year campaign is being undertaken by the Flipped Learning Global Initiative and Teachers Pay Teachers to develop high-quality flipped learning resources for the classroom.

Google Expands IT Training Offerings

Google has introduced a new Google IT Automation with Python Professional Certificate, a program designed to provide job-ready skills in Python, Git and IT automation in under six months.

ProctorU and Yardstick Merge to Form New Testing Company

Online exam security and identity management company ProctorU is merging with Yardstick Assessment Strategies, a provider of psychometrics and computer-based exam administration for professional testing organizations.

U Michigan Tool Helps Students Learn How to Work in Teams

Three engineering faculty members at the University of Michigan — all female — who have co-taught an Introduction to Engineering course have come up with a new tool at the institution to help students learn how to work in teams.

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