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Nearpod Takes K-12 Student Engagement Software into Higher Ed

Nearpod, which produces education technology for K-12, is redesigning its flagship service for use in higher education classrooms too.

Students Rate College Success Tools, WiFi High; Accessibility Efforts Low

If schools were wondering whether student success tools are worth the investment, a survey among students by Educause has put the question to rest. Students rated degree audit tools that show the degree requirements completed as the most useful (ranked by 80 percent of respondents as "very" or "extremely" useful).

Libraries Lead in OER Work on Campus

A recent report from the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition covering the open educational resource activities at 132 colleges and universities found that library departments — and particularly, departments that handle scholarly communication — lead the way with OER on campus.

Improving Online Teaching Through Training and Support

Kapi'olani Community College instituted comprehensive training to help faculty design, develop and assess online courses — including supportive incentives to make sure instructors can successfully complete the program.

Bellevue College Launches Software Coding Series Focused on Workforce Development

A new software coding program at Bellevue College aims to build students' tech skills for technology jobs in the software development field. The institution's Continuing Education division partnered with coding education company Coding Dojo to create the new line of accelerated education courses, beginning with a 12-week program in Python development.



U Texas Arlington to Invest $500,000 in OER Grants This Year

The University of Texas at Arlington is investing half a million dollars this year in funding for projects using open educational resources. That's the largest award by any public academic institution in the state specifically to support OER usage, according to the school.

Quizlet Adds Mobile Studying Features

The user-generated consumer learning platform now allows students to scan their notes with their phones and create custom study sets.

Preparing Faculty for High-Quality Online Programs

Temple University's College of Public Health is a diverse school experiencing significant growth online. Here's how the institution is supporting the development and maintenance of high-quality online faculty.

U Nevada Reno Workshops Help Students Create VR Content

A university library in Nevada is hosting a set of immersion events that combine theory with practice. The University of Nevada, Reno has hosted virtual reality sessions for the last couple of years, ever since it opened @Reality, a 640-square-foot VR and augmented reality studio in the campus' Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center in 2017.

Coursera Brings Online Course Content to Campus

Coursera is expanding its portfolio as an online learning platform to work with colleges and universities on campus. Coursera for Campus provides universities with content that they can integrate into their curricula as credit eligible courses and supplemental learning.

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