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Simplify, Sustain, Innovate: Themes for Top 10 IT Issues of 2020

Security and privacy topped this year's IT issues for higher education — yet again. Concerns about developing a risk-based security strategy that can stand up to the current and coming crop of computer threats was job number one for campus IT leaders in the latest Educause IT trends survey, shared with attendees at last week's annual Educause conference.

New Olin Program Cements Bond Between Companies and Engineering Students

The Olin College of Engineering has launched "Premier Recruitment Partners," a program inviting companies to "build stronger connections" with their students long before graduation.

Upcoming Events, Webinars & Calls for Papers (Week of Oct. 21, 2019)

Upcoming events include the A.C.M. S.I.G.U.C.C.S. Annual Conference, E-Learn 2019, and W.C.E.T. 31st Annual Meeting.

Report: Greater Diversity Needed in Esports

As more colleges and universities add esports to their formal athletics programs, they'll eventually need to grapple with Title IX implications, according to a new paper from AnyKey.



U Kentucky Launches Major Esports Program

The University of Kentucky is launching a three-pronged esports program that will span academic, community and professional development.

LEGO and Amazon Announce Robotics/Voice Challenge

LEGO and Amazon are challenging students to bring voice commands to robots. The two have announced a joint voice challenge, hoping schools will pick up on the contest as an in-class activity.

Quizlet Adds Mobile Studying Features

The user-generated consumer learning platform now allows students to scan their notes with their phones and create custom study sets.

Cal State Schools Add CodePath CS Courses

Two California State University campuses are working with CodePath.org to strengthen their computer science degree offerings.

Wyebot Launches AI-Powered WiFi Network Platform

The company’s Wireless Intelligence Platform uses artificial intelligence to identify potential WiFi connection threats and provide actionable steps to optimize performance.

U West Georgia Adds Hands-on IoT to Business Curriculum

A business course at the University of West Georgia is teaching undergraduates about robotics programming, networking and plugging into the Internet of Things, to help them prepare for jobs that may not exist yet.

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