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California OER Efforts Get Funding Boost

The American Association of Colleges and Universities, Creative Commons and open education-focused nonprofit SPARC are working to advance the adoption of open educational resources in California and beyond, thanks to funding from the Michelson 20MM Foundation's Open Educational Resources initiative.

Putting Community Engagement at the Center of Online Learning

What would a learning management system centered on culture and community look like? The United Negro College Fund hopes to answer that question with HBCUv, a new learning platform that aims to reshape the future of online education for historically Black colleges and universities. We spoke with Ed Smith-Lewis, VP of strategic partnerships and institutional programs at UNCF, and Nathan Young, head of strategy for Ethos at Deloitte Digital, about bringing the HBCU experience to an online environment, the defining characteristics of HBCUv and the equity-centered design process behind their work.

U Central Missouri Upgrades Classrooms with AI- and AR-Enabled Tech for Hybrid Learning

The University of Central Missouri is updating its classrooms with new AV technologies that use artificial intelligence and augmented reality to capture more engaging, flexible presentations and better serve the needs of hybrid learning.

New Gradescope Mobile App Allows Students to Submit Coursework Via Smartphone

Turnitin has launched a new mobile app for its Gradescope assignment and grading platform that enables students to submit their assignments through any connected smartphone, the company announced this week, following a limited-access pilot in April.

Nearly Half of Students Want Hybrid Classes, While Majority of Faculty Still Prefer Face-to-Face

Flexibility remains a key priority for students pursuing higher education, according to a new "College 2030" report from Barnes & Noble College Insights, the research arm of Barnes & Noble Education.

Supporting Students and Faculty in the New Normal

As classrooms evolve to accommodate the flexibility and innovation of new learning models, it's important to provide ample training and resources for all constituents. Here are three key areas to consider.

Lumen Learning Partners with Howard U for Equitable Courseware

Lumen Learning has announced a partnership with Howard University's Center for Excellence in Teaching, Learning & Assessment to help develop equity-centered learning solutions for a new statistics course and platform.

What Southern New Hampshire University Does to Engage a Remote Workforce

Southern New Hampshire University is well known for innovation in online learning, but prior to the pandemic, the institution had less than 100 employees working remotely, and had only just begun building out its remote work policies. In March 2020, the abrupt shift to fully remote work required a new approach to employee engagement. We spoke with Jennifer LaFountain, director of employee experience at SNHU, about how the institution is developing a culture that allows employees to feel connected no matter where they are located.

Grand Valley State U Teams with Littera on High-Impact Tutoring for Michigan Schools

A new partnership between the Grand Valley State University NextEd Co-Lab and Littera Education will provide every K–12 school district in Michigan with access to research-based, high-impact tutoring.

Designing for Student Voice: Social Annotation for Equitable Learning

How can education technology help ensure that every student has a voice? Perusall co-founder Gary King shares the learning design principles behind the company's social annotation platform.