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Microsoft Aims to Train 25 Million Job Strugglers by End of Year

Microsoft intends to provide free online job training through its company, LinkedIn, to 25 million people by the end of this year. The goal: to help those who have been hit by unemployment, furloughs and reduced paychecks to acquire new digital skills as part of accelerating the economic recovery.

Online Discussion Platform Adds AI-Powered Feedback Tool

Packback, an online platform that uses artificial intelligence to facilitate class discussions, has introduced an Instant Feedback feature that provides students with a real-time assessment of their contributions and allows them to revise and improve their work before final submission.

Rice Opening Individual Online Courses to Visiting Students

A new program at Rice University gives students outside the institution a chance to take select online courses for credit.

Planning Software Helps Instructors Visualize Courses

Education technology company CourseTune has launched a version of its course planning software for use by individual instructors.



U Kentucky Sells Esports Center Naming Rights

A new esports complex under construction on the campus of the University of Kentucky has sold naming rights.

University of Oklahoma Centralizes Online Graduate Degree Programs

The University of Oklahoma has pulled together its online graduate degree programs under one central umbrella: OU Online.

Report Identifies Early Signs of COVID-19 Impact on Enrollment

In the first two months of the pandemic, little changed about student movement in higher education. However, researchers suggested, "early signs of broader impacts" have begun to surface, including signals of a dramatic reduction in new enrollments.

Epson Launching 8 New Laser Projectors for Education

Epson has introduced eight new models in its BrightLink and PowerLite lines of projectors. All of the new models are laser-based and designed specifically for education.

Campus Management, Campus Labs, iModules Merge to Form New Company

Education technology companies Campus Management, Campus Labs and iModules are combining to form a new company, dubbed Anthology.

Research Enables iPhone Videos to be Merged into 4D Movies

A team of researchers at Carnegie Mellon University has come up with a way to combine iPhone videos to create 4D visualizations. The results allow the viewer to see action from myriad angles, erase people from the scene to see what's behind them and remove objects that block lines of sight.