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U Michigan Engineering Students Get Hands-on Learning at Home

The University of Michigan's College of Engineering has dedicated $500,000 to help create high-quality learning experiences for students in hybrid and remote courses — particularly when it comes to hands-on projects.

Oakland U Launches Varsity Esports Program

Michigan's Oakland University is starting up a Division I varsity esports program this fall. The inaugural teams will compete in League of Legends, Super Smash Bros. and Rocket League.

Community College Researching Use of Online Discussion Tool to Engage Underrepresented Students

Through a partnership with online discussion platform Packback, Ivy Tech Community College is exploring the potential of discussion activities to help address equity issues.

New England Institutions Streamlining Student Transfer Process

The New England Board of Higher Education is partnering with CollegeSource to offer students access to the company's transfer solutions: Transfer Evaluation System and Transferology.



Microsoft Teams Adds New Data Insights for Education

Microsoft is expanding the features of the Education Insights app in its Teams collaboration platform.

ASU Initiative Aims to Redesign Higher Education

Arizona State University has announced a new initiative focused on accelerating innovations in higher education that expand access and empower learners. Coordinated by ASU's University Design Institute and supported by the Stand Together philanthropic community, the initiative is kicking off with nearly $12 million in donor gifts and an overall campaign to raise a total of $30 million.

University of Cambridge Joins EdX

The University of Cambridge is partnering with edX to launch a new MicroMasters program in Writing for Performance and Entertainment Industries — the university's first offering on the online learning platform.

Columbia Partners with 2U on Artificial Intelligence Program

Columbia University's Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science is working with 2U to launch the Columbia Artificial Intelligence Program, an online executive education offering aimed at advancing the next generation of technology leaders.

More than Half of Students May Lack Reliable Access to High-Speed Internet

According to a new survey from Visual Objects, 51 percent of high school and college students do not have consistent access to high-speed internet and WiFi.

Ivy Tech CC Providing Students Free Access to Textbooks Through Cengage

Indiana's Ivy Tech Community College has partnered with Cengage to provide all its students — numbering 90,000 across the state — with textbooks and digital course materials through Cengage Unlimited.