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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.

Pearson and Forage Team Up to Bring Job Simulations to College Students

Textbook and courseware company Pearson and job recruiting company Forage have announced a partnership to incorporate job simulations into Pearson's MyLab platform and Pearson+.

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.

Turnitin Introduces iThenticate 2.0 and a New Similarity Report

Academic integrity solutions company Turnitin has announced its iThenticate 2.0 program, along with a redesigned and improved Similarity Report, available across its writing integrity products.



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.

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.

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.

OpenStax Welcomes 16 New Colleges and Universities to Its Institutional Partner Program

Rice University's OpenStax initiative has welcomed the largest cohort of colleges and universities to its Institutional Partner Program (IPP) since its founding in 2015. Sixteen new institutions have joined the program to give their students free or low-cost access to textbooks and other educational materials.