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Offering Online Students a Front Row Learning Experience

At some point in our academic careers, most of us have found ourselves stuck in the back of an overcrowded lecture hall. Too far from the presenter to see or hear much of anything, it wasn't long before we lost interest, started on other work, or took a nap. Anyone sitting in those first few rows may have been enlightened and inspired, but for the rest of us, the class was less than productive. Higher education has set out to change that.

Open LMS Integrates Skills Assessment Tools

Open source learning management system provider Open LMS has announced a partnership with Ease Learning to incorporate the latter's Skillways skills assessment tools into the Open LMS platform. The integration will provide instructors with access to performance metrics such as heatmaps of cohort progress and individual learners' levels of skill mastery.

Duke Adopts Canvas LMS, Credentials, and More to Power Lifelong Learning

Duke University is investing in Instructure's learning ecosystem, including Canvas LMS, Impact, Canvas Studio, and Canvas Credentials, to support learning experiences not just for current students and faculty, but also lifelong learners.

New Educause Resource Offers Multimodal Learning Strategies

Higher education IT association Educause has released a new resource to help educators and IT leaders navigate changing learning modalities and better serve student needs. Part of the association's Showcase Series, "Online, In-Person, or Hybrid? Yes" pulls together reports, lessons learned, and other materials that align with the corresponding Top 10 IT Issue for 2023.

D2L Brightspace Community Updates Streamline Access to Resources, Networking

Learning technology company D2L recently announced a redesign of its Brightspace Community, a repository of resources, networking, and collaboration tools for Brightspace clients, partners, users, and developers.



Turnitin: Of 38M Submissions Since April 4, 3.5% Had At Least 80% AI-Written Text

In the first six weeks of educators using Turnitin’s new AI writing detection feature, the platform processed 38.5 million submissions, and the results — as well as plenty of feedback from educators and administrators — led Turnitin to tweak the detector and to further explain the meaning and accuracy rates of the detection scores.

Airtame Launches 'Share to Call' to Enable Hassle-Free Screen-Sharing

Screen-sharing technology provider Airtame has released a new feature, Share to Call, on its hybrid conferencing platform to make screen sharing easy, the company said in a release. With Share to Call, anyone can instantly share their screen in a Zoom or Microsoft Teams call from their personal device without having to go through a lengthy process.

Digital Learning Challenge Winner Utilizes AI to Accelerate Learning Research

XPRIZE has announced the winners of its Digital Learning Challenge, a $1 million competition seeking ways to "modernize, accelerate, and improve the technology and processes for evaluating and measuring effective learning and education."

There Is No Going Back: College Students Want a Live, Remote Option for In-Person Classes

Based on a survey of college students over the last three semesters, students understand that remotely attending a lecture via remote synchronous technology is less effective for them than attending in person, but they highly value the flexibility of this option of attending when they need it.

Open LMS Partners with AI Detector to Combat Plagiarism

In the increasing climate of AI-generated content, educators are expressing growing concerns about plagiarized work from students and how to recognize it. Open LMS, a provider of Moodle-based open source learning management system platforms, has teamed up with AI detection company Copyleaks to help tackle this problem.