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Educause Focuses on Laying Foundation for the Future in 2023 Top 10 IT Issues

The Educause 2023 Top 10 IT Issues, recently announced at the association's annual conference in Denver, emphasize the importance of putting a technology foundation in place for the future of higher education.

ASU Thunderbird Taps Canvas LMS to Power 100 Million Learners Initiative

Arizona State University's Thunderbird School of Global Management has partnered with ed tech company Instructure to provide its Canvas learning platform to the Francis and Dionne Najafi 100 Million Global Learners Initiative through 2030.

ASU Study: VR Biology Labs Enhance Student Performance and Engagement

A Spring 2022 study following two VR biology labs at Arizona State University showed elevated student performance and engagement in several areas, compared to results in labs without the VR component.

Digital Promise Launches Product Certification for Equity in AI Design

Nonprofit Digital Promise and the Edtech Equity Project have introduced Prioritizing Racial Equity in AI Design, a new ed tech product certification that takes aim at racial bias in AI-powered learning software.



OER Initiative Offers Tools to Expand Awareness of Digital Accessibility

Teach Access, a nonprofit focused on digital accessibility skills education, is launching a collection of free online teaching resources designed to help faculty teach accessibility across a range of computer science, technology, and design programs.

Arizona State University Partners with Zoom to Bring Innovation Lab to Tempe Campus

Arizona State University has partnered with Zoom Video Communications to launch Zoom's first-ever Innovation Lab on the Tempe campus.

Research Network to Study Pandemic Recovery in Community Colleges

A new network of research teams, led by the Community College Research Center (CCRC) in partnership with the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center and the University of California, Davis Wheelhouse Center for Community College Leadership and Research, is embarking on a three-year project to study ways to combat community college enrollment drops and learning loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

CCUMC Updates Identity with New Name: Educational Technology Collaborative

The Consortium of College and University Media Centers (CCUMC) has announced a rebrand: The association of technologists in higher education will now be known as the Educational Technology Collective (ETC).

AWA Grants Fund Water and Environment, Workforce Readiness, and STEM Education Programs

The American Water Association Charitable Foundation is accepting grant applications from Oct. 1 through Dec. 31 as part of its Keep Communities Flowing program, which awards funding for Water and Environment, Workforce Readiness, and STEM Education programs.

McGraw Hill Intros Social Media-Style Study App

McGraw Hill has launched a new mobile study app, SHARPEN, to help students who have been turning to social media to find studying help. In a recent Morning Consult survey McGraw Hill conducted of 500 undergraduate students, 74% said they had changed the way they study due to the pandemic, citing stress and overwhelm as factors.