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Microsoft Intros New Hub for Work Learning

Microsoft has set up a new hub for work and learning that works through Microsoft 365 and Teams, placing learning, well-being and collaboration resources closer to the user and the organization he or she works for.

Towson U Places Digital Collections onto Quartex

Maryland's Towson University has moved its digital archives to Quartex, a hosted application that enables libraries to share and showcase their digital collections.

4 Projects Using Blockchain to Help Learners Document and Share Educational Records

Four blockchain projects have received funding through the Blockchain Innovation Challenge, with the ultimate goal of helping learners take control of their educational records. Each of the projects will receive $150,000 from the competition overseen by the American Council on Education.

MAPS Project Documents Impact of COVID-19 on Higher Ed

A new public data dashboard is intended to track the impact of COVID-19 on higher ed in three areas: state, institution and student. The "MAPS Project," as it's called, is being produced by the Sorenson Impact Center, which is part of the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah.



Instructure Officially Adds Microsoft Immersive Reader to LMS

Instructure recently announced that it is making Immersive Reader from Microsoft freely available in its Canvas learning management system.

6 Steps to Move Prior Learning Assessment Forward

A new report from Capella University shares ways institutions can grow their prior learning assessment offerings.

Southern New Hampshire U Launches Two EdX MicroBachelors

Southern New Hampshire University recently launched two credential programs with online learning platform edX.

Maxhub Intros Ultra-thin LED Wall Display Line

Maxhub has introduced a new line of LED wall displays, ranging in size from 110 to 220 inches (9 to 18 feet) across the diagonal.

OpenStax Expands OER Content Within Tutor Platform

Rice University's OpenStax has added additional titles from its line of open education resources to its tutoring application, along with new functionality.

Survey Reveals Students Struggling with Academics During Pandemic

As students adjust to the realities of college life during a pandemic, the majority (71 percent) are having trouble staying focused on their coursework, according to a fall 2020 survey.