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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.

Noodle Launches Lifelong Learning Platform

Online education company Noodle has introduced a new platform to help universities engage their students in lifelong learning programs.

Virtual Ed Platform Adds Integration with Canvas

InSpace, a new virtual education platform that allows students and instructors to interact online much like they would in physical spaces, has announced integration with Instructure's Canvas learning management system.

UC Merced Cutting Cord to Legacy Financial Systems with Use of Oracle Cloud Apps

In 2019, the University of California Merced kicked off an initiative intended to replace its existing legacy finance applications with a new Oracle Cloud application. And as of earlier this year, Merced has gone live with what it calls "Alpha Financials."