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New Texthelp Tool Adds Accessibility Functions to PDF Files

Texthelp, a provider of literacy and accessibility technology, has introduced a new web app called OrbitNote that adds accessibility features to PDFs, including the ability to type, highlight and leave voice memos on documents, the company said in a news announcement.

7 Keys to Building Equity in Digital Learning

A new report from Every Learner Everywhere, produced in collaboration with Tyton Partners and the Association for Public and Land-grant Universities, offers strategies for investing in digital learning infrastructure while bridging equity gaps to better serve under-represented students.

New CT Leadership Summit Offers Digital Transformation Resources

In this free, one-day event, education and IT leaders will offer practical insights and advice to help your institution navigate the many facets of digital transformation.

Upcoming Events, Webinars & Calls for Papers (Week of Jan. 24, 2022)

Upcoming events include the Future Trends Forum, Instructional Technology Council 2022 Annual Conference, and Campus Technology Leadership Summit.



New Online Telescope for Educators Brings Space Exploration to the Classroom

Slooh, the provider of online, live telescope feeds to students, announced this week it is offering an affordable way for educators to bring space exploration to all students with the Online Telescope for Teachers.

Enrollment, Absences, Lack of Engagement Top Challenges During COVID

It's no surprise that enrollment has been a pain point for colleges and universities during the COVID-19 pandemic. In a recent D2L survey of 171 higher education leaders across North America, 30% of respondents confirmed that enrollment was an area where they've seen the greatest drop-off for students over the past two years.

Survey: 78% of Workers Who Leave Their Jobs Turn to Online Learning to Reskill

A new survey from Cengage Group examined why workers quit, what opportunities they are exploring next and what they are doing to achieve those goals.

Report: Endpoint Malware and Ransomware in First Three Quarters of 2021 Topped All of 2020

A new Internet Security Report from global network security and intelligence provider WatchGuard Technologies found that endpoint malware and ransomware attacks during the first three quarters of 2021 totaled more than in all of 2020.

Windows 11 SE Education Devices Now Shipping

Devices running on the all-new Windows 11 SE for education have begun shipping. These include a new Surface SE device from Microsoft itself, as well as Intel- and AMD-based devices from Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP, Lenovo and others.

RapidIdentity Intros SafeID Feature for Monitoring User Credentials

Digital identity platform Identity Automation has introduced RapidIdentity SafeID, a new option for education clients using the company's flagship RapidIdentity platform to manage identities and access.