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Miami Dade College Promotes Statewide CTE Opportunities

The eight-campus Miami Dade College is applying a $2.3 million grant to publicizing its career and technical education programs and boosting the number of scholarships available to students pursuing CTE.

Campus Technology Announces New Events Advisory Board

Campus Technology is pleased to announce the creation of a new Events Advisory Board, a group of higher education technology leaders from a variety of institutions across the country who will inform our growing number of virtual events.

Fall 2020 Undergrad Enrollment Worse than Expected; Slips by 4%

Now that there's more data to analyze, the college enrollment news is even worse than projected. About a month into the fall 2020 semester, undergraduate enrollment is now running 4 percent below last year's level.

Instructure Intros Canvas Certified Educator Program

This week, during Instructure's virtual customer conference, CanvasCon Online, the learning management system company announced the Canvas Certified Educator program.



Coursera for Campus Extends Free Plans, Adds Enhancements

Coursera has announced that it is continuing its offer of free courses for students and whole campuses, along with some enhanced functionality.

Student Mental Health, Institutional Finances Top of Mind for University Presidents

When asked about the most pressing issue on their campuses, college and university presidents in a recent ACE survey deemed the mental health of students their top concern.

Report Points to Negative Effects of COVID-19 on Student Success

In a recent survey, three-quarters of U.S.-based students, faculty and administrators reported that COVID-19 has negatively affected student engagement. Nearly as many (73 percent) said the pandemic has damaged their work and career readiness. And seven in 10 (70 percent) said they believed that more students are falling behind in their studies as a result of COVID-19.

Internet2 Chooses Cisco for Next-gen Infrastructure

The nonprofit high-speed internet community that is Internet2 has struck an agreement with Cisco to build out its research and education infrastructure using technology from the company. The alliance between the two organizations is part of a "next-generation infrastructure" initiative at Internet2, begun to provide support specifically for data-intensive research projects.

Rapid Adaptations Keep Rural Colleges Afloat

A three-page brief from thinktank MDRC recapped a number of "rapid adaptations" educators are making to address the unique challenges faced by rural populations — especially now, when schools are delivering courses remotely.

Arizona State Partnership to Embed VR into Intro Biology Courses

As early as next year, students at Arizona State University could be able to don a headset, sensors and a light knapsack and immerse themselves in a theme-park-like visit to an alien zoo. The university has struck an agreement with Dreamscape Immersive to bring the latter's virtual reality technology to campus.