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ED, ISTE Initiative to Help Educator Preparation Programs Build Teachers' Digital Skills

A new initiative from the International Society for Technology in Education and the U.S. Department of Education aims to help educator preparation programs update their curriculum and methods to ensure new teachers enter the workforce with the digital learning skills needed to lead equitable learning in modern tech-enabled classrooms.

Google Unveils Slate of New Features and Integrations for Chromebooks, Classroom and Meet

Google has introduced a slate of new apps for Chromebooks — including a new free Screencast app and a free Figma design app — as well as new functions in Google Classroom and Google Meet, and the company announced integrations with popular ed tech apps that will launch later this year.

Virtual TA Boosts Student Success at Georgia State University

In a recent study at Georgia State University, students who received timely messages about their coursework from a virtual teaching assistant demonstrated significant improvement in their academic success.

Jenzabar Releases Campus Marketplace Solution to Support Evolving Business Models of Higher Ed

HIgher education technology company Jenzabar has introduced Campus Marketplace, a new platform that allows institutions to unbundle their courses from degree programs and make them available to both enrolled and unenrolled students through a branded online storefront.

The Future of Higher Education Is the Hybrid Campus

Blending the best of face-to-face instruction with the flexibility of online learning can enhance the higher ed experience for all types of learners, lower the cost of a degree and better prepare students for the workforce.

Class to Acquire Blackboard Collaborate

Synchronous online learning platform Class Technologies recently announced a definitive agreement to acquire Anthology's Blackboard Collaborate virtual classroom tool.

Kajeet Intros Sentinel Insights for Real-Time Decision-Making in IoT Management

Wireless connectivity and IoT company Kajeet has launched a new cloud-based data analytics platform called Sentinel Insights to enhance its flagship Internet of Things management tool, according to a news release.

How an Escape Room Is Building Students' Digital Skills at Northampton Community College

Northampton Community College recently won an Instructional Technology Council award recognizing its Smart Apartment Learning Lab: a combination escape room and technology sandbox in which students can learn about the tech we take for granted in our everyday lives. We spoke with Beth Ritter-Guth, associate dean of online learning and educational technology at the college, to find out how the Learning Lab is engaging students, building digital literacy and providing valuable training in the job skills of the future.

Survey: More Community College Students Want Access to Online Courses

A growing number of community college students want online courses going forward, according to a new report from Bay View Analytics.

4 Online Tactics to Improve Blended Learning

An accounting professor shares how best practices from online pedagogy have helped her create a blended learning environment that supports student success.