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Report: Majority of Students Still Think Online Courses Should Cost Less

In a recent survey from Barnes & Noble Education, the vast majority of college students (94 percent) said they think schools should charge less for online courses. In contrast, less than half of administrators and faculty (43 percent and 41 percent, respectively) believe the same.

Podcast: Ransomware, Zero Trust and the Impact of the Pandemic on Higher Ed IT Security

One unintended impact of the pandemic in higher education is the strain that remote work and learning has put on IT security. In this episode of the podcast, we talk with Stephen Heath, chief information security officer for Intrinium, an IT and security consulting and managed services company, to learn more about the security challenges institutions are facing — as well as evolving threats like ransomware.

Fall Student Experience Creating Online Converts

When it comes to interactivity among classmates, nothing beats texting. Nearly a third of students (31 percent) in a recent survey chose that over any other interaction option in online learning, including interactive whiteboards (mentioned by 29 percent), breakout rooms (18 percent), live surveys and polls (14 percent) or gamification such as badges and contests (7 percent). That's according to a survey from customer experience company Sykes.

Instructure to Leave Corporate LMS Market with Sale of Bridge

Instructure is selling the corporate side of its learning management system business for $50 million. The buyer will be Learning Technologies Group plc, a UK company with multiple businesses that produce services and technologies for digital learning and talent management.

What Students Would Give Up to Have In-Person College

What would students give up if they could head back to college in person? Seven in 10 would relinquish their AirPods for a month if it meant a month back on campus, according to a poll undertaken by Grand Canyon University.

Majority of UMBC Students Respond Positively to OER

A recent student survey on the use of open educational resources at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County garnered positive responses from the majority of respondents, who reported engaging with the low- or zero-cost digital course materials and homework tools.

Des Moines U to Apply CARES Act Funding to Telehealth Tech

Des Moines University, a medicine and health sciences institution in Iowa, has received a $2 million CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant to outfit a planned state-of-the-art simulation center on a new campus.

Google Renames G Suite for Ed, Adds Pile of New Features

Google announced a pallet full of changes to its education offerings, including a renaming of its education bundle of productivity applications and a limit to free storage for schools and colleges.

Thai University Outfits New Ed Facility for Multipurpose Use

A university in Thailand recently finished construction on a 34,000-square-foot educational facility and outfitted it with AV gear from a number of Harman companies. The new multipurpose education building at Naresuan University in Tha Pho is designed to function as a single hall with a capacity of 4,000 or to be split into two smaller rooms.

Tecom Intros New PTZ Camera

AV company Tecom Electronics has produced a new pan-tilt-zoom camera. The TE-PT950 PTZ camera offers a wide viewing angle (340-degree motion) and multiple video interfaces and ports, including HDMI, USB 2.0 and USB 3.0.