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Coursera Launches Hands-on Learning Feature

Coursera has introduced Coursera Labs, a new offering that allows learners to work hands-on with almost any third-party software application, without any environment setup or software downloads.

ClearOne Adds New Classroom Functions to Collaboration Platform

ClearOne's cloud collaboration application has been updated with new classroom functionality. COLLABORATE Space now includes question and answer participation, providing each student with an electronic "hand raise" capability, as well as moderator control over audio and video for up to 100 participants.

Unicheck Debuts AI-Powered Contract Cheating Detection

Plagiarism and cheating prevention software company Unicheck has introduced Emma, an artificial intelligence tool for authorship verification.

App Guides Students to Campus IT Resources

IT monitoring company LabStats has introduced LabFind, a mobile app that allows students to search for and navigate to campus IT resources, such as computers, printers, projectors, whiteboards, study spaces and more.



Associations Offer 6 Principles for Leveraging Analytics in Higher Ed

Analytics can save higher education, according to a bold new statement from the Association for Institutional Research, Educause and the National Association of College and University Business Officers. The associations' call for action highlighted the importance of harnessing analytics to improve completion rates, campus operations, strategic decision-making and more.

Upcoming Events, Webinars & Calls for Papers (Week of Aug. 26, 2019)

Upcoming events include SANS Network Security 2019, the 2019 C.C.U.M.C. Annual Conference, and Educause Annual Conference 2019.

Education Startup Launches Online Courses for College Credit

Masterclass co-founder Aaron Rasmussen is turning his attention to making introductory college courses more affordable for students. His new venture, dubbed Outlier.org, is launching online courses for Calculus I and Introduction to Psychology this fall.

Purdue Launches Simulation Training Platform for Cybersecurity

Purdue University is collaborating with cyber defense company Cyberbit to create a cyberattack simulation program for career professionals.

CBE Students Persist More, Move Through Courses Faster and Pay Less

Capella University has issued a report of findings based on five years of learning outcomes from its competency-based education or "direct assessment" program. According to the fully online institution, CBE students have a higher two-year persistence rate than peers following traditional programs; they're getting through their courses of study at a faster pace; and they pay less in tuition and also borrow less.

Salesforce Joins Forces with SNHU to Offer College Credits

A new partnership between Southern New Hampshire University and Salesforce will give students the opportunity to earn college credits for completing Salesforce training badges.

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