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CUNY Programs to Grow Student Industry Pipeline with Digital Skills

Over the next year, City University of New York plans to unveil several programs designed to help students develop their "technological fluency" and competencies in preparation for taking jobs requiring digital skills.

Blackboard Launches Chatbot for Student Support

Blackboard has added a live conversation simulation tool to its suite of student support offerings.

Sacred Heart U Building Student-Faculty-Business Alliance with New Innovation Hub

Connecticut's Sacred Heart University has opened a new innovation hub, dubbed iHub, devoted to creativity and innovation.

Casio Updates Free Online Calculator

Casio is adding new features into ClassPad.net, giving students access to a virtual protractor and compass tool, the ability to create grids and incorporate real world-images in geography.



Texas A&M System Deploys New Tech to Combat Ransomware

The Texas A&M University System has become an early adopter of a new ransomware solution from Sectigo.

Use of Part-Timers Driving Down Student Success at Community Colleges

When students in remedial and gateway math classes are taught by part-time instructors, they may have better outcomes in their current course and the one that follows, but they're also less likely to take the subsequent course. Why would that be? A new research project by the Community College Resource Center at Columbia University's Teachers College suggested that "inferior working conditions" for those adjuncts — not inferior instructional practices — are responsible for the negative effects.

Upcoming Events, Webinars & Calls for Papers (Week of Oct. 28, 2019)

Upcoming events include the A.C.M. S.I.G.U.C.C.S. Annual Conference, E-Learn 2019, and W.C.E.T. 31st Annual Meeting.

Educause XR Research Dives into Impact on Teaching and Learning

The second year of Educause's ongoing research on the use of immersive technologies has expanded from 10 colleges and universities to 17. And the findings on the use of what the researchers call "XR" (extended reality) have likewise grown.

Bellevue College Launches Software Coding Series Focused on Workforce Development

A new software coding program at Bellevue College aims to build students' tech skills for technology jobs in the software development field. The institution's Continuing Education division partnered with coding education company Coding Dojo to create the new line of accelerated education courses, beginning with a 12-week program in Python development.

Call for Entries: 2020 Campus Technology Impact Awards

The Campus Technology Impact Awards will honor exemplary colleges and universities that are making an extraordinary impact with technology on campus, doing important work in the service of teaching, learning, administration and operations.

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