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AI and the Future of Writing Instruction

The use of AI for writing and communication presents an inherent contradiction: Those who can best write with AI will be those who can best write without it, according to Mark Warschauer professor of education and informatics at the University of California, Irvine, and founder of UCI's Digital Learning Lab. We talked about the potential of AI for teaching and learning, overcoming faculty skepticism about AI tools, research questions that should be asked about AI in education, and more.

MathGPT Platform Can Now Be Custom-Configured for Publishers, Math Instruction Providers, Even Institutions

Expanded multi-modal MathGPT Platform possibilities mean any math content or curriculum can be turned into a personalized GPT-powered chatbot with interactive text, audio, and video learning, and GotIt can configure the platform to work with a wide variety of applications in math education, the company said.

Canva Introduces Accounts for Higher Education with Canva for Campus

Online graphic design company Canva has expanded its offerings to include higher education with the launch of Canva for Campus. The new paid subscription for colleges and universities is designed to give everyone on campus, from administrators to teachers, staff, and students, the ability to use its design tools and collaborate on projects, assignments, and more.

Survey Uncovers Cautious Optimism About Generative AI's Impact on Learning

An informal survey from video platform Echo360 found that higher education technology users around the world are hopeful about the potential instructional and learning impacts of generative artificial intelligence and applications like ChatGPT.

Pepperdine U Joins EdX Partner Network, Plans to Launch First MicroMasters Program

Through a new partnership with online learning platform edX, Pepperdine University plans to launch its first MicroMasters master's degree program, available later this year. The new program will offer a flexible pathway to completing a master's degree through career-relevant, skill-based introductory courses.



AI in Education: Will We Need Humans Anymore?

ChatGPT is groundbreaking, but it's also merely the first in what will likely be a series of innovations built on foundational developments in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and natural language processing that are going to change the world. We spoke with Mark Schneider, director of the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences, about how AI is transforming education and the evolving role of humans in an AI-powered future.

Gale Adds Collaboration Feature for Digital Humanities Projects

Gale, part of the Cengage Group ed tech company, has added Gale Digital Scholar Lab: Groups as a new real-time collaborative tool within its cloud-based Scholar Lab platform to support Digital Humanities project-based learning.

9 Tips for Success as an Instructional Designer

These best practices from the Learning Design and Technology program at the University of San Diego will help practitioners create the best possible learning experience for students and develop a rewarding career in instructional design.

Lumen Learning Partners with Digital Promise to Measure Effectiveness in Statistics Course Pilot

New equity-centered courseware from open education company Lumen Learning is now in the pilot stage at several colleges and universities.

D2L Announces New Tools for Creativity, Improved UX

Global learning technology company D2L, maker of the Brightspace LMS, has updated and added new features to its product suite. The updates include tools to promote creativity, improve the user experience, and strengthen the learning ecosystem, the company said.