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Upcoming Events, Webinars & Calls for Papers (Week of Feb. 17, 2020)

Upcoming events include Innovations 2020, ELI Annual Meeting 2020, and the University of South Carolina Virtual Teaching Conference.

WiFi Upgrade Enhances Collaboration at Mitchell Technical Institute

South Dakota's Mitchell Technical Institute recently rolled out a new WiFi network to enable collaboration and meet the expectations of students and faculty.

Job Openings in Esports Double Year over Year

The number of career opportunities in esports has nearly doubled year over year.

Thoma Bravo Ups Instructure Offer Price

In a revised agreement announced today, venture capital company Thoma Bravo has increased its offer to acquire Instructure, from the prior $47.60 per share to a “best and final offer” of $49 per share in cash.



Instructure Deal Off — For Now

Instructure's pending acquisition by venture capital company Thoma Bravo appears to have bitten the dust.

Indiana U Modernizes User Experience and Course Scheduling

Indiana University is rolling out HighPoint Technology Solutions' user experience and course scheduling tools to revamp the way students interact with campus systems.

Sony Intros 13,000 Lumen Laser Projector

Sony unveiled a range of new AV gear for schools at the ISE 2020 conference taking place in Amsterdam this week. That includes five new laser projectors, with one offering a brightness of 13,000 lumens.

Report Finds Boot Camp Model Troubling

An intensely researched study published on Class Central has dissected the economics of boot camps and found them to be poor venture capital investments — and possibly poor investments for their students too.

AIR Publishes Ethical Principles for Use of Data in Higher Ed

That largest of research organizations, the Association for Institutional Research, has published a statement of ethical principles to help steer the use of data for decision-making in higher education.

New Chatbot Zeroes in on Student Wellness and Retention

Education technology company EdSights has launched an SMS-based chatbot that uses natural language processing and machine learning to identify and engage with at-risk students.

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