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Survey Suggests Higher Ed Institutions Are Not Ready for Generative AI

In Cengage's annual digital learning pulse survey, roughly 95% of two- and four-year higher education administrators, faculty, and trustees responded that they expect generative AI tools to change their institution over the next five years.

Point Solutions Are Only the Start for AI in Grants and Research

Artificial intelligence will make research management smarter, easier to use, and more valuable — enabling quicker, better decisions for both researchers and administrators.

16-State Commission on Artificial Intelligence and Education Established

The Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) has established a new Commission on Artificial Intelligence and Education, convening "leaders in education and business to chart a course for how AI is used in classrooms and how to prepare a workforce that is being transformed by technology."

Creating Guidelines for the Use of Gen AI Across Campus

The University of Kentucky has taken a transdisciplinary approach to developing guidelines and recommendations around generative AI, incorporating input from stakeholders across all areas of the institution. Here, the director of UK's Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching breaks down the structure and thinking behind that process.

ChatGPT Piloting Selective 'Memory' Feature

A new feature in ChatGPT will let users control what and how much it remembers from conversation to conversation — and also what it forgets.

University at Albany to Install First IBM Prototype AI Hardware in the World on a Higher Education Campus

The University at Albany (UAlbany) will be the first higher education institution anywhere to install the prototype IBM Artificial Intelligence Unit (IBM AIU) computing chip designed to run and train deep learning models faster and more efficiently than a general-purpose CPU.

Report: Shipments of AI-Capable PCs to Hit 167 Million by 2027

According to a report by IDC, the market for PC systems with specific AI computing capabilities built into the hardware is expected to jump by 60 percent over the next three years.

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.

Google Renames Bard, Introduces Tiered Models and Pricing

Google has rebranded its Bard conversational AI chatbot and introduced tiered pricing model for access to advanced features.

Survey: 59% of AI Early Adopters Accelerating Its Use, But 40% Lag Behind

According to IBM's 2023 AI Adoption Index survey of enterprise-scale companies worldwide, about the same number (42%) adopted AI early on as those who are still exploring or experimenting with it (40%). But of those who adopted AI early, 59% are accelerating their use or investment in it.

The State of AI in Education

Recently at the inaugural Tech Tactics in Education conference, Campus Technology Editor in Chief Rhea Kelly moderated a panel on the state of AI in education. Here, we're sharing the discussion — and insights for anyone grappling with the impact of AI and generative AI on campus.

ED Awards $7.6 Million Grant to Georgia State U and Partner Schools to Study AI Chatbots and Student Outcomes

Georgia State University's (GSU) National Institute for Student Success (NISS) has received a $7.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education (ED)'s Postsecondary Student Success Program to study how chatbots affect student outcomes at GSU, its associate institution Perimeter College, and its partner schools, Morgan State University in Maryland, and the University of Central Florida.

Anthology Offers Framework for AI Policy and Implementation

Anthology has created a new resource for institutions developing policies around the ethical use of AI. The AI Policy Framework offers guidance on identifying stakeholders, defining institutional priorities, establishing a governance model, driving policy adoption, and more.

2024 Cybersecurity Outlook: Good and Bad AI, Compliance Concerns, and Softer Insurance

In 2024, experts say that AI-based tools will enable threat actors to dramatically increase both the quantity and impact of their attacks — and attacks are more likely to focus on stealing valuable data than on ransom payments. Compliance will continue to grow in complexity, and cyber insurance will likely see rates stay flat or dip slightly.

WHO Paper Raises Concerns about Multimodal Gen AI Models

Unless developers and governments adjust their practices around generative AI, large multimodal models may be adopted faster than they can be made safe for use, warns a new paper by the World Health Organization.

4 AI Imperatives for Higher Education in 2024

How will artificial intelligence impact colleges and universities this year? We asked AI and higher education leaders for their predictions and thoughts on the most important issues to consider as the technology evolves and adoption expands. Here's what they told us.

Pioneering AI-Driven Instructional Design in Small College Settings

For institutions that lack the budget or staff expertise to utilize instructional design principles in online course development, generative AI may offer a way forward.

Microsoft, AFL-CIO Working to Shape AI's Role in Workforce

Microsoft and the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations recently announced a partnership, aiming to influence the future of artificial intelligence in the workforce.

Otermans Institute Debuts Nine-Lesson Course Using Only AI Digital Human Teachers

London-based Otermans Institute (OI) has rolled out a nine-lesson course that has been adopted by countries on four continents, using AI-powered digital human teachers, it said in a news release.

From Career Upskilling to Lifelong Learning: A Q&A with 2U's Anant Agarwal

CT asks Anant Agarwal about lifelong learning and how edX connects individuals to education whatever their career or life stage.

New Amazon Study Reveals How AI Will Transform the Workplace in Five Years

In a recent study, "Accelerating AI Skills: Preparing the Workforce for Jobs of the Future," 73% of employers said they consider AI skills a hiring priority, while 75% can't find trained talent to fill those jobs.

Ease Learning and Freedom Learning Announce Merger to Combine Similar Missions

Ed tech companies Ease Learning (EL) of Boston and Freedom Learning Group (FLG) of Lake Mary, FL, have announced a merger to strengthen the core services of each company to provide value to their clients.

Boise State Cybersecurity Institute Partners with Sophos to Expand Experiential Learning with Latest EDR Solutions

Boise State University’s Institute for Pervasive Cybersecurity has announced a new partnership with cybersecurity-as-a-service provider Sophos, giving Boise State access to Sophos’ endpoint security offerings and adding the latest technology to students' experiential learning, according to a news release.

Copyleaks Intros Grammar Checker API

As it continues to add more artificial intelligence features to improve writing tasks, AI content and plagiarism detection company Copyleaks has introduced a new tool — Grammar Checker API — as part of its platform to assist personalized learning and administrative tasks in education.

American Public University Launches Three Year Bachelor of Science Degree in Cybersecurity

As part of the "College in 3 Exchange," the American Public University System (APUS), which caters primarily to the military and public service communities, has announced an online accelerated Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree program in cybersecurity.

Microsoft Announces General Availability of Copilot, Expands Data Protection to Education Users

Microsoft announced recently that its pilot AI program, Bing Chat and Bing Chat Enterprise, launched in February 2023, is no longer in beta and has been renamed as Microsoft Copilot. It is now available for general use.

IBM and Meta Launch Global AI Alliance with Dozens of Partners and Collaborators

IBM and Meta have announced the launch of an international AI Alliance, consisting of developers, researchers, and adopters from across the industry and the world to advance the use of AI in an open, safe, and responsible manner. Over 50 members and collaborators worldwide have joined this effort.

Free D2L Course Provides Introduction to AI Ethics and Governance

D2L is offering a free course called "Introduction to AI Ethics and Governance." D2L built the course and partnered with AI law specialists INQ Consulting to provide the content.

Kansas to Build State's First Internet Exchange Point at Wichita State University

The State of Kansas has awarded a $5 million grant to construct a carrier-neutral Internet Exchange Point (IXP) next to Wichita State University's (WSU) Innovation Campus. Nonprofit Connected Nation (CN) and Newby Ventures will partner as Connected Nation Internet Exchange Points (CNIXP) to build, own, and operate the facility across from WSU's Eck Stadium.

Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute Forms AI Security Incident Response Team

The Software Engineering Institute (SEI) at Carnegie Mellon University has created an Artificial Intelligence Security Incident Response Team (AISIRT) to analyze and respond to threats and security incidents involving the use of AI and machine learning (ML).

Free AI Teaching Assistant and AI Tutor Powered by ChatGPT

Nonprofit Contact North/Contact Nord in Ontario, Canada, has released two free AI-powered tools for instructors and students: AI Teaching Assistant Pro and AI Tutor Pro.

StraighterLine Partners with Acadeum to Offer College Course Sharing

Online postsecondary course company StraighterLine has partnered with course sharing provider Acadeum to provide access to more than 250 of StraighterLine's accredited on-demand college courses, making them available to students whose institutions don't offer them.

U.S. Students Slower Than Others Globally to Adopt Generative AI, Survey Reveals

In a recent survey done by ed tech company Anthology comparing United States university students and leaders with their counterparts globally, results revealed that U.S. students have been slower to adopt generative AI tools, and leaders should take note of why and prepare for increased use in the future.

Amazon Pledges to Train 2 Million People in AI Skills by 2025

In a new initiative dubbed "AI Ready," Amazon is committing to provide free artificial intelligence skills training and education to 2 million people globally by 2025.

2U Partners with 6 Universities to Offer 50 New Online Degrees

To keep up with growing demand for its "flex" degree partnership model, 2U, owner of the edX learning platform, has signed agreements with six universities to offer 50 new degree programs, to follow other degree contracts set to begin in 2024.

University of Chicago Researchers Develop Technique to Poison Generative AI Image Scraping

Researchers at the University of Chicago have developed software that can "poison" generative text-to-image machine learning models such as Stable Diffusion XDSL and OpenAI's Dall-E when they scrape the internet for training images.

Anthology to Debut AI-Powered Assessment Tool for Blackboard Learn Ultra

Anthology plans to expand its AI Design Assistant suite of learning tools in Blackboard Learn Ultra to include an AI-powered authentic assessment generator to make it easier for educators to determine student learning mastery, the company said. The new tool will be released in December 2023.

PowerNotes Adds Tools to Assist Students' Research and Writing Process While Using AI Effectively and Responsibly

PowerNotes has introduced PowerNotes+, a new reading, research, and writing platform for higher and K–12 institutions, educators, and students that offers AI tools and features. With these new tools, educators can view their students' research and writing process from start to finish and help them use AI with transparency and integrity, the company said.

University of Tennessee System Adopts Oracle Student

The University of Tennessee (UT) System has extended its use of Oracle's Cloud applications by adopting the Oracle Student student information system (SIS) across its five campuses to help students manage their education journey from enrollment to graduation and beyond.

edX and Jobs for the Future Offer Free MicroBachelors Programs

Learning platform edX and Jobs for the Future (JFF), with funding from the Charles Koch Foundation, have announced the no-cost edX MicroBachelors Program Pathway Initiative for adults who wish to earn a bachelor's degree through the MicroBachelors program.

IT Spending Forecasted to Top $5 Trillion in 2024

IT spending worldwide will grow by 8%, reaching $5.1 trillion in 2024, according to Gartner. The market research firm pointed to AI as a contributing factor in that growth, but the impacts of generative AI won't be felt until the following year.

From Digital Native to AI-Empowered: Learning in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

The upcoming generation of learners will enter higher education empowered by AI. How can institutions best serve these learners and prepare them for the workplace of the future?

Majority of Enterprises will Deploy AI Apps or APIs in Production Environments by 2026

In 2023, just 5% of enterprises had deployed generative AI apps or used generative APIs in production environments, according to Gartner. By 2026, that will skyrocket to 80%, the market research firm forecast in a new report.

AI Predictive Model Partnership Dramatically Raises CUNY Graduation Rate

Seeking to improve graduation rates at City University of New York (CUNY), a three-way partnership between Google, DataKind, and CUNY's John Jay College of Criminal Justice (JJCCJ) built a predictive AI tool that resulted in a dramatic graduation rate increase — from 54% to 86% in just two years.

EAB Adds New AI Features to CRM Software Navigate

Education advisory company EAB has announced the addition of its own created AI features to Navigate, its customer relationship management (CRM) software, to become available in 2024 after being tested by a cohort of educational institutions.

The Campus Computing Project Founder to Launch New Study on AI, Virtual Classrooms

How will artificial intelligence, next-generation virtual classrooms, and other emerging technologies impact the future of higher education? A new research project from The Campus Computing Project founder Casey Green will examine "the potential for these technologies to significantly transform teaching, learning, and instruction in academic and instructional environments," according to an announcement released at the Educause Annual Conference.

Research Reveals Growing Demand to Connect Academic Learning to Careers

Skills-based learning in higher education and a clearer path to a career are the top priorities for students and educators this year, according to the 2023 State of Student Success and Engagement in Higher Education survey results released today by Instructure, the maker of Canvas LMS.

Thinking with Colleagues: AI in Education

How will educators cope with the sometimes overwhelming progression of AI in higher education? Drawing from a recent meeting she and her colleagues organized, Ellen Wagner reminds us how brainstorming with colleagues can be one of the most powerful sense-making tools an educator has.

MHEC Agreement Gives Institutions Lower-Cost Access to SAS Viya's AI-Powered Analytics Platform

The Midwestern Higher Education Compact has partnered with AI and data analytics provider SAS to allow academic institutions in 47 states to access SAS’ Viya unified analytics platform at a significant discount, the organizations announced today at Educause.

7 Questions with Dr. Cristi Ford, VP of Academic Affairs at D2L

In the Wild West of generative AI, educators and institutions are working out how best to use the technology for learning. How can institutions define AI guidelines that allow for experimentation while providing students with consistent guidance on appropriate use of AI tools? To find out, we spoke with Dr. Cristi Ford, vice president of academic affairs at D2L.

Watermark Integrates Generative AI into Higher Education Tools

Watermark has announced the addition of generative AI to its suite of higher education software tools to increase efficiency, personalize learning, streamline operations, and enhance recruitment and enrollment.

New Educause Horizon Report Identifies Tech Impacting Student Experience

A new report from Educause highlights the importance of supporting the holistic student experience in higher education. The "2023 Horizon Report: Holistic Student Experience Edition" points to the "increasing use of technology for all kinds of student support" as well as a surge in the use of artificial intelligence as core trends resulting in the collection of vast amounts of student data, noting that the complex balance between "student as human" and "student data" can have a considerable effect on the student experience and student success.

Zoom One for Education Launches with Unified Communications, Licensing for Universities

Zoom has globally launched its new Zoom One for Education plan, offering a unified communications and collaboration licensing option designed specifically for education organizations, according to a news release.

IBM Commits to Train 2 Million AI Learners for Free by 2026

As part of the 2023 78th General Assembly of the United Nations, IBM announced it will train, for free, 2 million learners in AI worldwide within the next three years, building on its existing commitment to skill 30 million learners by 2030.

Southwest Texas Junior College Increases Online Courses and Certificates

Southwest Texas Junior College, a community college serving a large 11-county area, announced it has partnered with instructional design firm iDesign to create new online courses and certificates in STEM, the humanities, social sciences, and more.

Research: Compromised On-Premises Accounts Blamed in 75% of Attacks Targeting Education

In three of four cyberattacks targeting education institutions over the last 12 months, IT and security practitioners surveyed by Netwrix cited compromised on-premises user or admin accounts as the attack pathway, according to a new report.

University of Phoenix Releases Generative AI Philosophy and Academic Guidance

Effective Sept. 1, 2023, the University of Phoenix has released a new Generative AI Philosophy and Academic Guidance statement.

DeVry University Launches AI Lab

Announcing its commitment to provide "an education tailored to address the needs of an AI-driven workplace," DeVry University has launched a new AI Lab, which will be focused on discovering which AI skills are needed in an AI-driven career and how to prepare for it.

University of Phoenix Survey Explores Adults' Perceptions of AI for Use in Work and Education

The University of Phoenix commissioned a survey in July 2023 on how adults understand and feel about the use of generative AI. The survey of 2,045 adults ages 18 and older, performed online in July 2023 by Harris Poll, found that while most feel AI should be used in the workplace and classroom (59% and 57% respectively), a significant number don't understand the different forms of AI and don't feel completely comfortable about its accuracy.

Learning Analytics and the Future of Change in the Classroom

How does a university take the inordinate amount of data it collects and somehow make sense of it to build strategies for driving change in the classroom? And is it worth the investment?

7 Questions on Generative AI in Learning Design

Open LMS Adoption and Education Specialist Michael Vaughn on the challenges and possibilities of using artificial intelligence to move teaching and learning forward.

Digital Navigator Program Announced in Baltimore to Boost Internet Access

With the help of a $150,000 grant from Comcast, the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) has started the Digital Navigator program to train about a dozen CCBC students to help residents, including other CCBC students, to get online.

Pew Research: Americans Feel More Concerned Than Excited About AI

According to recent research conducted by the Pew Research Center in 2023, 52% of Americans feel "more concerned than excited" about the use of AI in daily life, compared to 37% in 2021 — an increase of 15 percentage points.

Microsoft Announces New Generative AI Copyright Commitment

In response to concerns from Microsoft customers using its generative AI tools, Microsoft has announced it is extending its commitment to assume responsibility for copyright challenge legal risks, as long as customers use its built-in "guardrails" to prevent copyright infringement.

What to See at Tech Tactics in Education 2023

These session highlights offer the AI, data, and cybersecurity insights you need to navigate today's evolving technology landscape.

Survey: College Students Both Excited and Concerned about AI Tools

A May 2023 survey of Gen Z students conducted by Touchstone Research shows how students perceive generative artificial intelligence, how they use it, and what they’re using the tools for — and college students are more likely to be using the tools for school work than younger students.

OpenAI Releases Educators' Guide for Teaching With AI

OpenAI, maker of ChatGPT, has released a guide for educators on how to teach with AI in the classroom. The guide includes prompt ideas, how ChatGPT works and its limitations, ChatGPT effectiveness, and issues of bias.

Educause 2023 Students and Tech Report Emphasizes Choice and Accessibility

Educause recently released its "2023 Students and Technology Report: Flexibility, Choice, and Equity in the Student Experience," which looks at findings in three key areas: how to support students living on- and off-campus, how students shape their higher education based on market pressures, and how accessibility impacts student education choices.

Institutional Analytics: The Data Revolution in Higher Education

Campus Technology sits down with David Weil, Vice President and Chief Information and Analytics Officer, Information Technology & Analytics, at Ithaca College, who will be delivering talks on both AI and data and analytics at the upcoming Tech Tactics in Education Conference, to be held Nov. 7–9 in Orlando, FL.

Transact Campus Partnership Lands Talkiatry Services on Campus Transact Apps

Virtual psychiatric care provider Talkiatry has announced a new partnership with mobile credential and payment provider Transact Campus that will make mental health support more available on college campuses, according to a news release.

Why It's Time to Examine Institutional Strategy for a Multi-Modal Future

Among the core themes of the recently released Changing Landscape of Online Education report is that growing student demand for online and hybrid learning is moving higher education toward a multi-modal future. We spoke with Dr. Bethany Simunich, co-director of the CHLOE Project, about key takeaways from the CHLOE 8 survey and why institutions that aren't examining their online strategy may be putting themselves at a competitive disadvantage.

OpenAI Intros ChatGPT for Enterprises

OpenAI has announced the launch of ChatGPT Enterprise, offering "enterprise-grade security and privacy, unlimited higher-speed GPT-4 access, longer context windows for processing longer inputs, advanced data analysis capabilities, customization options, and much more" for organizations that integrate the tool into their business operations.

Several Universities Partner with EdX to Offer AI Boot Camps in Fall 2023

Online learning platform edX has announced AI boot camps to start this fall at several universities nationwide. The online program will be especially geared to early- and mid-career professionals who wish to build AI skills rapidly for entry-level positions, the company said.

University of Texas and Coursera Expand Free Microcredential Program for Students, Faculty, Staff, and Alumni

The University of Texas (UT) system and Coursera have partnered to offer an expanded, free microcredential program to any UT students, educators, staff, and alumni interested in obtaining microcredential certificates to help prepare them for new workforce demands.

CAPTRS, Institute for Experiential AI to Develop Human/AI Collaboration for Global Pandemic Response

In a first-of-its-kind partnership, the Center for Advanced Preparedness and Threat Response Simulation (CAPTRS) has partnered with Northeastern University's Institute for Experiential AI (EAI) to develop threat models for epidemic and pandemic disaster preparedness.

GigXR, DICOM Director Debut 3D Medical Imagery Learning Using Holograms of CT Scans and MRIs

Immersive learning platform GigXR has unveiled a new library of hyper-realistic 3D medical imagery derived from MRI and CT scans for use in healthcare education, training, and simulation, according to a news release.

7 Questions on Anthology's Approach to AI

We spoke with Anthology Chief Product Officer JD White about his company's vision for AI as well as practical considerations for embracing AI tools in the classroom.

Ambow Education Introduces AI-Driven Hybrid Learning Platform

Ambow Education has announced its new AI digital instruction platform, HybriU, that integrates online and offline learning tools with multiple features geared to colleges and universities around the world.

Quizlet Report Suggests Teachers Are Better Champions of AI Than Students

In its report, "State of AI in Education," ed tech company Quizlet found that teachers overall are better champions of AI than their students in recognizing its value.

Evidence in Motion Brings Hybrid Accelerated Doctoral Programs to Southern California University of Health Sciences

Healthcare hybrid learning company Evidence in Motion (EIM) has partnered with Southern California University of Health Sciences (SCU) to offer three hybrid accelerated doctoral programs starting in 2024.

WCET Survey Finds Slow AI Adoption at Colleges and Universities

The WICHE (Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education) Cooperative for Educational Technologies (WCET) conducted a national survey in April 2023 that showed colleges and universities have been slow to strategize and implement AI tools campuswide.

Who's on First: Defining Institutional Roles in the Age of AI

Higher education is no stranger to disruptive technologies, and artificial intelligence is the latest to transform teaching, learning, and research. In order to thrive in this new age, institutions must plan, collaborate, and communicate an AI strategy for stakeholders across the campus.

Report: CIOs Moving Decisively to Adopt Generative AI

Education, corporate, and government chief information officers globally are decisively adopting generative AI as a major part of their tech strategy. That was the conclusion reached in the recent MIT Technology Review Insights report, "The Great Acceleration: CIO Perspectives on Generative AI."

Report: Graduates Uncertain About Workforce Readiness Because of AI

Cengage Group's third annual employability report, "AI Joins the Workforce," asked employers and graduates questions about how AI is impacting job skills requirements and whether graduates feel prepared for them. Their responses suggest a "quickly shifting employment landscape" of different hiring priorities, the report noted.

PhotoShelter Unveils AI Visual Search Capability Eliminating Need for Metadata

Digital asset management platform PhotoShelter has unveiled a new feature called AI Visual Search, giving brand subscribers the ability to search their entire brand library based on visual descriptions and eliminating the need to manually add metadata to images, according to a news release.

Generative AI Is a Top Emerging Risk for Enterprises, Gartner Says

Generative AI tools such as ChatGPT and Google Bard have cracked the top-10 list of emerging risks for enterprises, according to a new report by research firm Gartner.

Atlantic International U Integrates Dall-E into Virtual Campus and Curriculum Builder

Continuing its commitment to offer artificial intelligence technology to help students create or modify their chosen academic programs, Atlantic International University (AIU) in Honolulu has incorporated image generator Dall-E into its Virtual Campus and Curriculum Builder tool.

GrammarlyGO to Add New Features to Help Students Use AI Responsibly

Grammarly writing software company will introduce new features in late August to GrammarlyGO in time for the start of fall quarter. The new features, student-focused prompts, guardrails, and the ability to cite generative AI transparently, will help students to "augment — not replace — their critical thinking and communication skills," the company said.

Simplilearn and UT Dallas to Offer AI and ML Boot Camp for the Digital Workforce

Online digital skills training company Simplilearn Solutions has teamed up with the University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas) to offer an online boot camp to upskill AI and machine learning (ML) professionals through the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science.

Tech Companies Announce Frontier Model Forum to Address Safe, Responsible AI Development

Anthropic, Google, Microsoft, and OpenAI have partnered to launch the Frontier Model Forum to draw on the expertise of member companies to promote safety and responsibility in developing frontier AI models. They are calling for other companies to join them in this collective effort.

Educating the Next Generation in AI

What skills will students need for the workforce of the future in an age dominated by artificial intelligence? In addition to basic computer science, data competencies, and the mathematics and statistics behind AI and machine learning, there are a range of social impacts to consider: AI risk, ethics, privacy, questions of bias, etc. We spoke with Dakota State University President José-Marie Griffiths about how her institution is preparing students for careers in AI.

Anthology Introduces AI-Enabled Course Building and Student Success Features in Blackboard Learn

At its annual Anthology Together 2023 conference, Anthology introduced new features and products in Blackboard Learn, along with two new Intelligent Experiences. The company also announced it has adopted Microsoft's Azure Open AI to power its spectrum of higher education ed tech solutions.

Turnitin AI Detection Rates: 3.3% of 65M Papers Reviewed Were Flagged as Majority AI Writing

​Of the more than 65 million student papers reviewed for AI writing by Turnitin's detection tool since April, more than 2 million — or 3.3% of all papers reviewed — have been flagged as containing 80% or more AI-written text, according to a news release.

FCC Proposes Voluntary Cybersecurity Labeling Program for Smart Devices

The Federal Communications Commission chairwoman has introduced a proposal to create a “voluntary cybersecurity labeling program” for smart devices, in an effort to boost transparency and protection against cyber threats in the growing Internet of Things market – a channel that cyber criminals are increasingly using to attack education institutions.

Why Data Is the Most Important Tool for a Higher Education Leader

Tech Tactics in Education speaker Jason Simon shares how colleges and universities can better utilize data to tackle existential challenges and move toward analytic maturity across the institution.

Microsoft Seeks CS Instructors for Pilot of Visual Studio Code for Education

Microsoft has announced Visual Studio Code for Education, a new computer science instruction platform designed to teach students tools used by professional developers. Microsoft is inviting educators to join the pilot program, try it out in their classrooms in the 2023–24 school year, and provide feedback.

D2L Adds AI-Based Plagiarism Detection to Learning Platform

D2L has partnered with Copyleaks to integrate AI-based plagiarism detection into its D2L Brightspace learning platform.

Research: How IT Can Proactively Prepare for Enrollment Cliff, Support Institutional Initiatives

With institutions of higher education experience enrollment declines — and steeper drops projected over the next few years — IT departments must align their efforts with their institutions’ strategies for addressing the downturns, according to a new brief from advisors at Info-Tech Research Group.

MongoDB University Unveils Partnerships with Underrepresented Groups, LinkedIn Learning, Coursera

MongoDB University has announced new partnerships and initiatives to help close the widening software-development skills gap, according to a news release.

Time for Class 2023 Report Shows Number One Faculty Concern: Preventing Student Cheating Via AI

Tyton Partners' 2023 annual report, "Time for Class: Bridging Student and Faculty Perspectives on Digital Learning," notes that the premier concern of higher education faculty is preventing student cheating, mainly from the use of generative AI. This was up from being their number 10 concern in 2022.