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IBM Expands HBCU Quantum Center

Membership in IBM's IBM-HBCU Quantum Center has nearly doubled since it launched last September. Created to advance quantum information science and provide STEM-based opportunities for traditionally underrepresented communities, the Center recently added 10 new historically Black colleges and universities to its roster.

Open LMS to Go Fully Open Source by the End of 2021

Open LMS has announced plans to release all of its Moodle modules and enhancements by the end of the year, as well as dedicate more resources toward developing features and code for the open source learning management system.

Upcoming Events, Webinars & Calls for Papers (Week of March 1, 2021)

Upcoming events include SXSWedu 2021, Rutgers Online Learning Conference, and OLC Innovate 2021.

Survey: Broadband Infrastructure Support Is Vital for MSIs

Minority-serving institutions need broadband infrastructure support in order to access the data management and computing resources required to advance their STEM, health, social science and humanities education and research, according to a recent survey from the Minority Serving-Cyberinfrastructure Consortium and Internet2.



BenQ Debuts Wireless Presentation System for Classrooms

BenQ, maker of visual display and collaboration solutions, has introduced a new wireless presentation system designed for the education market.

Report: Majority of Students Still Think Online Courses Should Cost Less

In a recent survey from Barnes & Noble Education, the vast majority of college students (94 percent) said they think schools should charge less for online courses. In contrast, less than half of administrators and faculty (43 percent and 41 percent, respectively) believe the same.

Fall Student Experience Creating Online Converts

When it comes to interactivity among classmates, nothing beats texting. Nearly a third of students (31 percent) in a recent survey chose that over any other interaction option in online learning, including interactive whiteboards (mentioned by 29 percent), breakout rooms (18 percent), live surveys and polls (14 percent) or gamification such as badges and contests (7 percent). That's according to a survey from customer experience company Sykes.

Study Finds Use of Video Boosts Learning

A meta-study has found that the use of pre-recorded video can lead to "small improvements" in learning and replacing existing content with videos can result in "strong" learning benefits. The work, published by the American Educational Research Association, was undertaken by a team of researchers from Australian Catholic University and the University of Queensland.

Instructure to Leave Corporate LMS Market with Sale of Bridge

Instructure is selling the corporate side of its learning management system business for $50 million. The buyer will be Learning Technologies Group plc, a UK company with multiple businesses that produce services and technologies for digital learning and talent management.

What Students Would Give Up to Have In Person College

What would students give up if they could head back to college in person? Seven in 10 would relinquish their AirPods for a month if it meant a month back on campus, according to a poll undertaken by Grand Canyon University.