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Upcoming Events, Webinars & Calls for Papers (Week of July 15, 2019)

Upcoming events include the Distance Teaching & Learning Conference, T.D.W.I. San Diego Conference, SANS Network Security 2019, and 2019 C.C.U.M.C. Annual Conference.

Project Working to Improve Open-Access Publishing

A new project has been launched to help universities, researchers, libraries and publishers make more —and better — use of open-access book publishing in humanities and the social sciences. The Community-led Open Publication Infrastructures for Monographs is a partnership led by Coventry University in the United Kingdom and including the University of California Santa Barbara Library, among other institutions.

University of North Florida Tackles Skills Gap with Coding Bootcamp

The University of North Florida is partnering with coding bootcamp Fullstack Academy to offer skills training for jobs in programming and the tech field.

Survey: Higher Ed Is Not the First Choice for AI Training

Americans put little faith in higher education for teaching students what they need to know to prepare for a future that includes artificial intelligence, according to a survey from Gallup and Northeastern University.



Blackboard Expands Ally Accessibility Tool to D2L Brightspace

Blackboard's Ally accessibility solution is now available for D2L's Brightspace learning management system.

Pearson Releases Courseware Skill for Amazon Alexa

Pearson has created an Amazon Alexa skill for its Revel digital courseware product, allowing students to access text audio, homework reminders, class schedules and more via Alexa-enabled devices.  

Canvas Intros Plagiarism Detection Tools

Canvas and Proctorio are partnering to launch new solutions to help students and teachers identify plagiarism.

Video Use in Education Evolving Beyond the Classroom

The application of video in education is evolving. Even as the practices of showing video in the classroom or making it available as supplementary course material have declined as use cases slightly from this year to last year, video's application has grown for marketing and communications purposes, helping students practice their skills and recording campus events. Those are a few of the takeaways from video software maker Kaltura in this year's "State of Video in Education" survey.

FCC Votes to Approve Educational Broadband Service Order

The FCC is moving forward with a plan to auction off spectrum from the Educational Broadband Service to commercial providers.

Higher Ed 'Opportunity Gap' Continuing to Widen

A new joint report by the Pell Institute and Penn AHEAD shows that the "opportunity gap" in U.S. higher education is increasing.

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