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Blackboard Pushes Ultra Experience Forward

Education technology company Blackboard has introduced enhancements to the Ultra Experience version of Blackboard Learn, its learning management system, including integration with Ally, an accessibility checklist tool.

AV Company Intros New 'Drop-in' Classroom Systems

TEKVOX has announced digital switching hardware intended to reduce the cost of equipping a classroom with remote management, asset tracking, support and maintenance.

Developing Citizen Science Projects to Help People Learn

A draft report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine examines citizen science, the concept that non-scientists can perform research that pushes scientific knowledge ahead. In the process, participants can learn scientific practices and content, but "only if the projects are designed to support learning."

New Remote Recorder Integrates with Panopto Video Software

The appliance was purpose-built to work with Panopto software for live streaming and video recording.



Liberty U Upgrades Network, Stadium in Move to NCAA Division I

Virginia's Liberty University has updated its stadium network infrastructure as part of an overall remodel undertaken as part of its decision to move its football team into a new NCAA division for the start of the 2019 season.

New 'Social Good' Google Program Offers Funding for AI, Machine Learning Projects

Google has set aside a $25 million pool to fund research work by schools and other organizations using machine learning for "social good."

Machine Learning Producer Launches Academic Program

A company that produces commercial and open source software for big data analysis has also launched a university program. Participants in the H2O.ai Academic Program will receive free use of specific tools for educational purposes, support in building machine learning courses and access to an academic Slack community, the company's online training tools and courses, and guest lectures delivered by its data science experts.

Southern New Hampshire U, LRNG Merge to Focus on Community-Based Education

Southern New Hampshire University, which in a few short years has transformed itself into an online learning powerhouse, is merging with LRNG, a nonprofit organization focused on workforce and education needs of urban communities.

2U Signs 15-year Extension with Simmons U; Adds Short Courses with GWU and Yale

Online program manager 2U has signed a 15-year contract extension with one institutional client and announced a new suite of online "short courses" with two others.

Upcoming Events, Webinars & Calls for Papers (Week of Nov. 12, 2018)

Upcoming events include EdgeCon 2019, the Association of American Colleges and Universities 2019 Annual Meeting, and LearnLaunch Across Boundaries Conference.

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