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OpenStax Releases Free, Interactive Computer Science Textbook

OpenStax, the Rice University-based provider of free, peer-reviewed, openly licensed course materials, has expanded its content library with a new computer science textbook: Introduction to Python Programming.

Purdue Adds Two Online Master of Science Degrees in Artificial Intelligence

Purdue University has introduced two fully online interdisciplinary Master of Science degrees in artificial intelligence: AI and Machine Learning, for "AI builders," and AI Management and Policy, for "AI translators," according to the university.

Pearson Expanding Generative AI Study Tools to More Pearson+ E-Textbooks

Since learning company Pearson introduced generative AI (Gen AI) study tools in beta testing to its Pearson+ e-textbooks in fall 2023, the feature has become increasingly popular, and the company has announced plans to add at least 40 more titles in math, science, business, and nursing for fall 2024.

A Fresh Look and a New Home: FLEXspace Joins with HETMA and Readies Its Portal Version 3.0

FLEXspace, the Flexible Learning Environments eXchange will move under the management of HETMA, the Higher Education Technology Managers Alliance, so that both can benefit from synergies between the two nonprofit, community-based organizations. FLEXspace will continue as a free service and release its 3.0 portal version in early spring.

Partnership Adds Videos and Podcasts to OpenStax Resources

Educational video company Boclips has announced a partnership with social learning platform Perusall to provide access to Boclips' videos and podcasts from within OpenStax course materials.

Utah Tech University Equips New Science Building and Other Classrooms with Extron AV Technology

Utah Tech (UT) University in St. George has outfitted its new Science, Engineering, and Technology (SET) building with Extron's latest audiovisual (AV) technology, as well as retrofitting additional rooms across campus in order to standardize their systems.

Exploring the Nexus of Educational Technologies: A Futuristic Perspective

New attitudes toward the metaverse and artificial intelligence are changing how we conceptualize and engage with learning spaces.

Presence and Integrity in Online Learning

At their best, synchronous online courses are shared experiences, and students are fully present to boost each other's learning. But in the virtual world it takes more than webcams to get us there. Here, Gardner Campbell explains his concept of integrity in online learning and how it can make your students true learning colleagues.

University of Kentucky Adds Well-Being Tab to Canvas Platform

The University of Kentucky (UK) has added a "well-being" tab to its Canvas learning management platform that addresses all aspects of student wellness. The tab presents a "Get Help" section for emergencies, questions-and-answers, and advice.

Montana University System Selects Canvas LMS to Modernize Learning Experience Across the State

The Montana University System (MUS), which comprises 11 public colleges and universities across the state, has selected Instructure's Canvas as its single-vendor LMS across all its institutions.