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Instructure Deal Off — For Now

Instructure's pending acquisition by venture capital company Thoma Bravo appears to have bitten the dust.

Indiana U Modernizes User Experience and Course Scheduling

Indiana University is rolling out HighPoint Technology Solutions' user experience and course scheduling tools to revamp the way students interact with campus systems.

Sony Intros 13,000 Lumen Laser Projector

Sony unveiled a range of new AV gear for schools at the ISE 2020 conference taking place in Amsterdam this week. That includes five new laser projectors, with one offering a brightness of 13,000 lumens.

Report Finds Boot Camp Model Troubling

An intensely researched study published on Class Central has dissected the economics of boot camps and found them to be poor venture capital investments — and possibly poor investments for their students too.



AIR Publishes Ethical Principles for Use of Data in Higher Ed

That largest of research organizations, the Association for Institutional Research, has published a statement of ethical principles to help steer the use of data for decision-making in higher education.

New Chatbot Zeroes in on Student Wellness and Retention

Education technology company EdSights has launched an SMS-based chatbot that uses natural language processing and machine learning to identify and engage with at-risk students.

Report: More Students Pursue Certificates and Associate Degrees

More students are pursuing certificates and associate degrees than bachelor degrees in the United States, and they tend to be more diverse in race and ethnicity, economic status and age. That's the overall conclusion of a recent research project done by the Center on Education and the Workforce at Georgetown University.

Boot Camp Growth Rate Slowed in 2019

Boot camps generated nearly half a billion dollars in 2019 and graduated almost 34,000 students, yet the year-over-year growth rate slowed, according to a report from Career Karma.

Video Game Association Adds Esports Scholarship to Roster

The foundation arm of the Entertainment Software Association recently announced a new esports scholarship specifically for women and minority students.

Upcoming Events, Webinars & Calls for Papers (Week of Feb. 10, 2020)

Upcoming events include Innovations 2020, ELI Annual Meeting 2020, and the University of South Carolina Virtual Teaching Conference.

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