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Varsity Tutors Launches Essay Review Service

Varsity Tutors, an online live learning platform used by students from elementary school through college, has launched On-Demand Essay Review, a new service that allows students to upload a draft of their work to its secure Live Learning platform and get coaching and feedback from tutors within 48 hours.

Aver Releases Large Meeting Room 4K Audio Tracking Camera

Aver Information Inc. USA has introduced its CAM570 PTZ (pan/zoom/tilt) 4K dual-lens audio tracking camera, designed for large meeting room and conferencing applications. The camera features three pairs of built-in sensors that detect human voices up to 10 meters away. The company showcased the camera at the CES (Consumer Electronics Show) 2023.

Acer Announces a Host of New Desktops and Laptops

At the CES (Consumer Electronics Show) 2023, computer company Acer announced many new desktops, laptops, monitors, and other gear, several of which may be of interest to educational institutions for their capabilities.

Study Finds Universities Slow to Integrate and Use Data in Strategic Decision-Making

A new study, "Data Blind: Universities Lag in Capturing and Exploiting Data," conducted by UCLA School of Education and Information Studies professor Christine L. Borgman and MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Press publisher and director Amy Brand, found that universities face serious challenges in capturing and using various data streams on campus, and these negatively impact decision-making ability.



WCET Survey: 6 Things Students Want to Know Before Enrolling in Digital Courses

Students who want to enroll in digital courses are finding that not enough information is provided ahead of time in order for them to be successful, a 2022 WCET (WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies) partnership survey found.

Report: Trust in Higher Ed Institutions Increases, But Listening Strategies Need Improvement

In a new report, experience management company Qualtrics found that students, families, and alumni said their experiences at colleges and universities improved in 2022, making them likely to recommend these institutions.

UC Davis Launching MOOCs and Professional Certificate on EdX

The University of California, Davis, which offers massive open online courses on several other online learning platforms, has now also partnered with edX to launch a suite of free MOOCs, along with a professional certificate program in search engine optimization.

VE/COIL Transformation Lab Moves to AAC&U

The American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) and the American Council on Education (ACE) have transitioned the Virtual Exchange/Collaborative Online International Learning (VE/COIL) Transformation Lab from ACE to AAC&U.

National U Initiative to Boost Hispanic Student Success Through DEI, Teaching, Advising, and Transfer Practices

National University (NU) in San Diego, a private, nonprofit Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), has been awarded a five-year, $3 million grant by the U.S. Department of Education (ED) to help foster Hispanic student success through enhancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, teaching, advising, and transfer practices.

Instructure Acquires Ed Tech Evaluation Company LearnPlatform

Instructure has acquired LearnPlatform, an ed tech company that provides real-time, evidence-based data on the effectiveness of digital ed programs chosen by universities and K–12 schools.