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6 Problems with OER Access in Campus Bookstores

Campus bookstores have a critical role to play in open educational resource efforts, according to a recent report from the Driving OER Sustainability for Student Success Collaborative. Yet there is room for improvement in the way stores list and fulfill learning materials and make OER options available to students.

University Looks to Increase STEM Diversity with eSports

Tennessee State University will open an Academic eSports Center this fall with the aim of increasing diversity in STEM and STEAM programs. TSU is recognized by the United States Department of Education as one of the currently accredited Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

New Lehigh University Building to Emphasize Experiential, Immersive Learning

Pennsylvania's Lehigh University recently broke ground on a new building for its Rauch School of Business. Designed by Voith & Mactavish Architects, LLP (VMA), the 74,000-square-foot structure is slated to open in fall 2022 and will contain 16 experiential learning spaces.

Fileless Malware on the Rise, Traditional Defenses Failing

An alarming majority of malware (75 percent) is going undetected by “traditional malware solutions,” according to a new report. And nearly three-quarters of threats detected in the last quarter were zero-day malware — an all-time high.



UNLV Centralizes Digital Signage, Adds Interactive Wayfinding

A multi-year digital signage rollout at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas has allowed the institution to consolidate its systems while implementing interactive wayfinding, along with traditional digital signage and meeting space solutions.

Lightspeed Upgrades Classroom Audio Solutions

Lightspeed has updated its entire line of audio solutions for education and rebranded it as Instructional Audio Solutions.

Demand for Chromebooks Surges as Tablets Make Only Modest Gains

The increased demand for lower-cost remote learning devices is helping to drive massive growth for Chromebooks this year, according to a new forecast from market research firm IDC. But the next few years won’t look so rosy.

Malware on Removable Devices Nearly Doubles

According to a new report, malware being delivered via removable media, such as USB drives, nearly doubled last year.

How the Pandemic Changed Higher Ed's Priorities for Online Learning

When a recent survey asked higher education leaders if the pivot to remote learning during the pandemic changed their institution's priorities, the majority of respondents (53 percent) said yes.

Class Announces Widespread Availability

Class, an application built on Zoom that adds teaching and learning tools to the popular meeting platform, is now widely available across Windows, Mac, Chromebook, iPad and Android tablet devices.