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Ohio University Adds Career Coaching for Business Graduate Students

The Ohio University College of Business has partnered with Randstad RiseSmart to offer career guidance to graduate students in the final semesters of their programs.

Kent State Debuts 3D Virtual Campus Tour

Prospective students can now tour Kent State University virtually and explore 3D replicas of campus buildings. The institution partnered with Buy360Tour to "transform the college shopping experience," according to a news announcement.

Study: Credential Thieves Targeting Universities Using COVID Themes, Sophisticated Spoof Sites

Cybersecurity experts at Proofpoint have identified a dramatic increase in phishing attacks targeting mostly North American universities, many of which leverage COVID-19 themes including testing information and the new Omicron variant.

Pandemic Leads Education Professionals to Seek Changes in Their Careers

The COVID-19 pandemic has left the global workforce in a state of flux, with the vast majority of employees — including those in the education sector — looking for changes in their careers and in the workplace.

Scheduling App Adds Way to Vote on Meeting Times

Calendly, which produces a scheduling application, has added a new component that simplifies the process of finding a time that works best for groups of participants.

California CC Students Gain 24/7 Telehealth Support

Some California community colleges are delivering 24/7 online health and wellness programs to their students through an discount procurement arrangement set up by the Foundation for California Community Colleges with TimelyMD.

2022 OLC Innovate Conference to Focus on Future of Online Learning

Thousands of educators and innovators are invited to help shape the future of online, digital and blended learning at the Online Learning Consortium's Innovate 2022 Conference. The joint event presented by OLC and MERLOT will be held virtually March 28 – April 1, 2022, and onsite in Dallas, April 11–14.

Dreamscape and Zoe Partner to Simplify VR Content Creation

Virtual reality company Dreamscape Immersive is teaming up with VR/AR software provider Zoe Immersive to make it easier to create 3D content for the Dreamscape VR platform.

Despite Online Challenges, Faculty Optimistic About Future of STEM Education

Seventy-three percent of STEM faculty in a recent survey had to shift from face-to-face to remote learning in fall 2020, experiencing a multitude of barriers to teaching STEM courses online. Yet most survey respondents remain optimistic about the future of STEM postsecondary education, according to a new report from the Online Learning Consortium and Bay View Analytics.

Class Adds New Virtual Teaching Tools

Class, software that adds teaching and learning tools to the Zoom meeting platform, has introduced a number of new and updated features designed to improve the virtual and hybrid user experience.