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Purdue Global Signs Transfer Agreements with Arizona, Maryland CCs

Purdue University Global, the institution's public online campus, is signing student transfer agreements with community colleges in states other than its own. In the last month, the Indiana-based university announced articulation agreements with Maricopa Community Colleges in Arizona and Anne Arundel Community College in Maryland.

Kentucky Community & Technical College System Closing the Gap Between Education and Work

The Kentucky Community & Technical College System has launched a year-long effort to revamp its educational model and better provide students with the skills and knowledge they need for the workforce.

Upcoming Events, Webinars & Calls for Papers (Week of Nov. 30, 2020)

Upcoming events include SANS Cyber Defense Initiative 2020, EdgeCon 2021, and CES 2021.

LMS Companies See Boom, Bust, Bigger Boom

Overall learning management system downloads were 250 percent higher in August than February, according to a report from consultancy Sykes.



New Marketplace Opens for Community College Courses

A company with a focus on "working learners" has launched a new marketplace for community colleges to sell their courses online. Unmudl from SocialTech.ai features courses from seven community colleges.

Report: Top 4 Barriers to College Completion

A new working paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research has examined this "completion crisis" to understand its causes and potential interventions.

New Texas A&M Supercomputer 'Grace' Goes Online in December

Texas A&M University is getting a new supercomputer. The latest system, which goes online for researchers in December, will be 20 times more powerful than the supercomputer it's replacing.

New Brief Offers Lessons in Advising for Community Colleges

To help institutions that want to "redesign or enhance" their advising services, a new research brief by nonprofit social policy research firm MDRC has shared lessons honed over two decades.

4K Wireless Presentation Gateway Addresses BYOD

Key Digital has launched a new 4K wireless presentation gateway for bring-your-own-device environments. The new KD-BYOD4K allows the teacher or instructor to broadcast content to and from computers, whether they're operating on Windows, Mac, iOS or Android.

Survey: Video Is Essential, But May Be Losing Its Luster

In an annual survey done by Kaltura, fewer faculty and staff respondents agreed that video increased student achievement (down 11 percent from last year's survey), increased the sense of affiliation alumni felt for their institutions (down 9 percent), increased student satisfaction with learning (down 7 percent) or increased educator collaboration and professional develop (down 5 percent).