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Upcoming Events, Webinars & Calls for Papers (Week of Sept. 23, 2019)

Upcoming events include the Career Everywhere Indianapolis 2019 Conference, the 2019 C.C.U.M.C. Annual Conference, and Educause Annual Conference 2019.

Harvard Initiative to Fund Student Ed Tech Ideas

Harvard's Operation Impact initiative will provide student entrepreneurs with dollars and support to create "impact-focused" startups that focus on issues that educators face around the world.

Purdue Begins Transition to D2L Brightspace

Purdue University recently announced a major learning management system change: By the start of the fall 2020 semester, the entire university system will move from Blackboard Learn to D2L Brightspace.

Instagram Leads for Student Recruitment Outreach

Students are increasingly turning to social media to learn more about colleges and universities. And Instagram specifically is driving that growth, according to a recent survey by EAB Enrollment Services.



Social Communications May Boost STEM Success

A small study out of the University of Texas, El Paso recently explored whether social communications can help boost the outcomes of students in particularly challenging STEM courses. The bottom line: There was a link between heavy usage of social software and better grades.

Free Chrome Plugin Checks Web Content Accessibility

User1st has introduced a free plugin for Google Chrome helps users identify web content that isn't accessible. The uTester Developer Plugin specifically highlights content that doesn't comply with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1.

Seneca College Transitioning to WiFi 6

Seneca College is utilizing the latest generation of Aruba's WiFi access points to boost its network capabilities to handle more devices and boost connectivity speeds.

3 Institutions Doing Innovative Work to Boost Degree Completion

The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities has announced three finalists for its 2019 Degree Completion Award, an annual recognition program that identifies higher ed institutions that "employ innovative approaches to improve degree completion while ensuring educational quality."

U Michigan Initiative to Explore Extended Reality Tech for Education and Research

The University of Michigan's Center for Academic Innovation is charged with leading the effort to integrate XR learning into residential and online curricula and create public-private partnerships to develop new XR educational technology.

AWS Launches Bay Area Consortium for Cloud Computing Ed

AWS is working with a group of California community colleges and state universities to develop a multi-course curriculum that will give those institutions a framework to develop courses focused on cloud computing.

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