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Department of Education Seeking Best Practices for Reopening Colleges and Universities

The United States Department of Education has issued a request for information on how schools, colleges and universities, and early education providers are reopening, operating safely and supporting students during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ellucian Intros 'Experience' Platform

Ellucian has introduced a new "user experience platform" that pulls campus information and applications into one streamlined dashboard.

Moodle to Launch U.S. Services Company

Open source learning management system provider Moodle is acquiring three United States-based partner companies and combining them to form Moodle US, a new services company for Moodle customers in North America.

Labster Bolsters Simulations with Additional Science Learning Resources

Virtual lab company Labster has expanded its portfolio of learning resources with a variety of new offerings designed to complement its core science simulations.



1 in 5 IT Security Pros Admit Their Work Devices Have Been Used by Other Members of Their Household

In a recent survey, 60 percent of IT security practitioners agreed that remote work conditions during the COVID-19 pandemic have created data security issues within their organizations.

Transfer Enrollment Decline Nearly 4 Times Larger than Last Year

A first look of the latest data from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center has found that overall transfer enrollment is down 7.9 percent this spring, a fall almost four times larger than last spring, when the decline was 2.1 percent.

Scholarship Fund to Cover Cost of AWS Certification

A new program in Arizona will help disadvantaged students in high school and college take Amazon AWS certification exams.

Dartmouth Employs AI Virtual Assistant to Support Students and Faculty

Dartmouth College has deployed an artificial intelligence solution from Aisera to enhance communication with students and faculty during COVID-19.

Study: Gamification Techniques Can Improve Online Teaching

A new study out of MIT's Sloan School of Management explores the use of ideas and tools from the gaming community to improve online teaching and student learning outcomes.

Texas CC Tests Career Exploration VR with Middle Schoolers

Coastal Bend College, a community college serving five counties in the Coastal Bend region of Texas along the Gulf of Mexico, turned to virtual reality to help middle schoolers in the region figure out what careers they should declare for themselves as they enter high school, as well as to promote career and technical education (CTE).