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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.

College Completion Rates Improved Between 2016 and 2021, But Students of Color and Part-Time Students Lagged Behind

A new state-by-state analysis by national nonprofit organization Complete College America (CCA) found that while on-time graduation rates at both two- and four-year higher education institutions improved significantly between 2015 and 2021, graduation rates for students of color and those over 25 years old have lagged.

Campus Technology 2022 New Product Award Winners Announced

The awards honor the outstanding product development achievements of manufacturers and suppliers whose products or services are considered to be particularly noteworthy in the transformation of education technology.

DOJ Agreement with UC Berkeley Over Digital Content Accessibility Could Have Huge Impact on IHEs

A new consent decree between the Justice Department and University of California, Berkeley resolving allegations that UC Berkeley’s digital content is not accessible enough may have much broader implications for education institutions with free online content and courses that are not fully ADA compliant — regardless of the platform where the institution’s content exists.

White House Announces Large-Scale Commitment to Advance Equity in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy has announced a slate of actions across government, philanthropy, industry, education, research, and community organizations aimed at eliminating systemic barriers in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine (STEMM).

D2L Names Stephen Laster President

Learning technology company D2L has announced the promotion and appointment of Stephen Laster as president.

Report: Together, Federal Funding, States, and Internet Providers Can Close the Digital Divide for the Greater Good

A new report from digital media advocacy organization Common Sense Media and the Boston Consulting Group, "Closing the Digital Divide Benefits Everyone, Not Just the Disconnected," examines how bringing internet connectivity to all results in broader benefits to society, using federal funds, with states and internet providers cooperating.

Mainstay Offers AI Survey Tool to Support First-Year and Returning Student Wellbeing

Student engagement platform Mainstay has introduced an AI real-time pulse survey tool to help colleges and universities gauge how their first-year and returning students are doing and address needs and challenges immediately to help them succeed.

ReadSpeaker Text-to-Speech Offerings Now Total 245 Voices and 68 Languages

Integrated text-to-speech provider ReadSpeaker has announced its audio library now features 245 voices and 68 languages, including some considered threatened and endangered, with new ones continually being developed by on-staff linguists and language experts.

AWS Machine Learning University Launches Free AI Educator Program

Starting in January 2023, Amazon Web Services Machine Learning University will offer a free AI educator enablement program prioritizing community colleges, minority-serving institutions, and historically Black colleges and universities in the United States, to help these institutions prioritize teaching database, artificial intelligence, and machine learning concepts to historically underserved students.