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Universities Partner on Industry-Focused Research Center

With the goal of boosting engineering research in the United States, Oakland University, Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of Tennessee-Knoxville have joined forces to build a collaborative research center focused on composite and hybrid materials interfacing.

Adobe Launches Free Analytics Curriculum for Higher Ed

Through a new Adobe program, colleges and universities can now access the Adobe Analytics platform for free along with course materials aimed at advancing digital literacy in higher education.

U.S. Education Market to Hit $1.96 Trillion by 2025

A new forecast values the business of education in the United States at $1.96 trillion by the year 2025.

Upcoming Events, Webinars & Calls for Papers (Week of July 26, 2021)

Upcoming events include the TDWI Virtual Summit, Future Trends Forum and University of Wisconsin-Madison DT&L 2021.



New CT Leadership Summit Explores Data Practices that Drive Student Success

In this one-day event, education and IT leaders will share their insights and best practices for making meaningful use of data now and building a data strategy for the future.

Traditional PC Market Sees Upswing Despite Component Shortages

Traditional PCs (notebooks, desktops and workstations) saw 13.2 percent year-over-year growth in the second quarter of 2021 — in spite of electronic component shortages caused by the public policy response to the pandemic. However, largely owing to shortages, desktops grew at a higher rate than notebooks, according to a preliminary report from market research firm IDC.

New Program Wants to Formalize Value of Life Experiences

Could life experiences be valued with the same heft as a college degree or other formal credentials? That's at the heart of a new initiative undertaken by a nonprofit that develops innovative models for higher education and adult learning.

Survey: 7 in 10 College Leaders Say Microcredentials Could Help Enrollment and Revenue

According to a new survey, seven in 10 higher education leaders (71 percent) said that "alternative credentials" could help them achieve institutional revenue and enrollment goals. Yet, just 60 percent considered credential initiatives "totally" or "very" aligned with their institutions' strategic plans.

U Virginia Project to Collect Data on Ed Tech Effectiveness in Schools

An ambitious new project hopes to uncover what aspects are most likely to have the biggest impact on ed tech's effective use in specific kinds of settings.

UCLA Pilots API Portal

The University of California, Los Angeles has gone public with piloting of a fairly new developer portal specifically for APIs. The API developer portal is intended to simplify the sharing and discovery of campus application programming interfaces and web services — some 200 — while also providing a campuswide API governance program.