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James Madison Adopts Online Commons

James Madison University has embedded a digital commons in its website, to better support students in continuing education programs. The institution has adopted software from InScribe, which sets up Q&A communities in online destinations where people already congregate, such as the learning management system.

Colorado State U Launches Roadblock-Free Online Pre-Req Program

Colorado State University System's online learning campus, CSU Global, has introduced a structure to woo hesitant returning students who don't want the hassle of designated term or semester start dates or having to submit transcripts before they're accepted.

New VitalSource Feature Offers AI-Generated Practice Activities

Education technology company VitalSource has added a component to Bookshelf, its digital textbook platform, to generate practice activities. The new function, CoachMe, uses artificial intelligence to generate questions that are formed from the text and shown in the margins of the page.

Community College Students Want More Flexibility, Technology in Their Courses

When asked about their preferences for a post-pandemic academic experience, most community college students in a recent survey said they want to take some courses in a fully online format, and many desired a combination of in-person and online instruction.

"I Started College During a Global Pandemic"

A new book shares new students' reflections on college during COVID.



14 Predictions for Higher Education in 2022

IT leaders, faculty and a student offer a variety of perspectives on the future for their campuses in the new year.

Crowdsourced Document Tracks Institutions' COVID Strategies for 2022

With the Omicron variant spreading rapidly across the United States, colleges and universities face a familiar dilemma: Will COVID force a pivot to online when classes begin in the new year? A new project kicked off by futurist Bryan Alexander aims to crowdsource the answer to that question in a shared Google spreadsheet.

Greenville Technical College to Implement Full Anthology Suite

Anthology, a provider of higher education software to support the entire learner lifecycle, recently announced that Greenville Technical College has selected Anthology as the backbone of a campuswide systems overhaul and will implement the company's full suite of tools to better support student journeys and overall institutional effectiveness, according to a news release.

Nureva Intros Hyflex/Hybrid Classroom Solution

Audio conferencing company Nureva has launched a new classroom solution that integrates audio, video, device management and services.

OLC Working with Instructure to Enrich Teacher Training Resources, Expand Access to Equitable Digital Learning

The Online Learning Consortium has announced a multi-year partnership with Instructure to collaborate on research projects and work together through Instructure's Canvas learning management system to enrich teacher training resources and expand access to equitable digital learning.