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Butler U to Build New Esports Arena

At Indiana's Butler University, construction is set to begin shortly on a new facility for esports and technology. The 7,500-square-foot Butler Esports Park was originally announced in 2019 but placed on hold due to the pandemic.

Cengage Expands Free Career Center Resources

Education technology company Cengage is adding more than 100 new employability modules within its Cengage Unlimited course materials subscription service.

Quizlet Explanations Walk Students Through Study Questions

A new offering from study tools platform Quizlet provides step-by-step guidance to assist students with problem sets from popular textbooks.

U Tennessee Applies AT&T 5G and 5G+ Networks in Research

The University of Tennessee Knoxville is working with AT&T to build out a 5G+ presence on campus. That project will incorporate a testbed to allow university and company researchers to understand how 5G and 5G+ technology can address unique communications challenges.



Idaho Taps AWS to Train Cloud-Ready Workforce

A statewide initiative in Idaho aims to train and certify 2,000 Idahoans in cloud computing over the next two years.

Minnesota to Build Statewide Coaching Service to Boost College Completion

The Minnesota Office of Higher Education is working to help first-time student loan borrowers stay on track to complete their degrees.

Grant Offers Support for Community Colleges Serving Adult Learners

A new grant opportunity from Achieving the Dream and Lumina Foundation is targeting community colleges that are increasing the enrollment and success of adult learners (aged 25 and older), with a particular focus on Black, Latino and Native American students.

Smart Buildings More Popular in Education than Before Pandemic

In a recent global survey, two-thirds of school and college facilities managers (65 percent) were more likely to invest in smart building solutions now than they were pre-pandemic.

Pandemic Drives Career Shifts

A new study of data generated by an education platform has found that college students and other adults spent at least some of the pandemic rethinking their career plans.

Survey: Adaptive Courseware Helped Improve Student Learning During Pandemic

In a fall 2020 survey of institutions piloting adaptive courseware in gateway courses, 96 percent of faculty agreed that the technology helped them improve student learning, and allowed them to better monitor student progress and hold individual students accountable for engaging in class.