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Social Communications May Boost STEM Success

A small study out of the University of Texas, El Paso recently explored whether social communications can help boost the outcomes of students in particularly challenging STEM courses. The bottom line: There was a link between heavy usage of social software and better grades.

Free Chrome Plugin Checks Web Content Accessibility

User1st has introduced a free plugin for Google Chrome helps users identify web content that isn't accessible. The uTester Developer Plugin specifically highlights content that doesn't comply with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1.

Seneca College Transitioning to WiFi 6

Seneca College is utilizing the latest generation of Aruba's WiFi access points to boost its network capabilities to handle more devices and boost connectivity speeds.

3 Institutions Doing Innovative Work to Boost Degree Completion

The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities has announced three finalists for its 2019 Degree Completion Award, an annual recognition program that identifies higher ed institutions that "employ innovative approaches to improve degree completion while ensuring educational quality."



U Michigan Initiative to Explore Extended Reality Tech for Education and Research

The University of Michigan's Center for Academic Innovation is charged with leading the effort to integrate XR learning into residential and online curricula and create public-private partnerships to develop new XR educational technology.

AWS Launches Bay Area Consortium for Cloud Computing Ed

AWS is working with a group of California community colleges and state universities to develop a multi-course curriculum that will give those institutions a framework to develop courses focused on cloud computing.

New CBE Certificate Program Offers Instructional Design Training

Instructional design firm iDesign has unveiled a new competency-based education program for learner experience professionals.

DIY Mindset Reshaping Education

A do-it-yourself mindset is changing the face of education worldwide, according to new survey results from Pearson and Harris Insights & Analytics. Learners are "patching together" their education from a "menu of options," including self-teaching, short courses and bootcamps, and they believe that self-service instruction will become even more prevalent for lifelong learning.

Houston CC System Expands OER Use Across All Campuses

In an effort to increase the use of open educational resources across its nine campuses, the Houston Community College System is partnering with OER provider panOpen.

Oracle Debuts CS Education Resources to Build Workforce Skills

The Oracle Academy Cloud Program will give students, schools and higher education institutions access to workshops, product discounts and other resources focused on computer science.

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