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Anthology to Debut AI-Powered Assessment Tool for Blackboard Learn Ultra

Anthology plans to expand its AI Design Assistant suite of learning tools in Blackboard Learn Ultra to include an AI-powered authentic assessment generator to make it easier for educators to determine student learning mastery, the company said. The new tool will be released in December 2023.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Partners with SkillStorm to Train Tech Talent Across the Midwest

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) and tech talent training company SkillStorm have partnered to offer tech skills credential programs in order to upskill the workforce across the state and in the Midwest and thus provide a talent pool to meet increasing demand to fill tech jobs.

PowerNotes Adds Tools to Assist Students' Research and Writing Process While Using AI Effectively and Responsibly

PowerNotes has introduced PowerNotes+, a new reading, research, and writing platform for higher and K–12 institutions, educators, and students that offers AI tools and features. With these new tools, educators can view their students' research and writing process from start to finish and help them use AI with transparency and integrity, the company said.

University of Tennessee System Adopts Oracle Student

The University of Tennessee (UT) System has extended its use of Oracle's Cloud applications by adopting the Oracle Student student information system (SIS) across its five campuses to help students manage their education journey from enrollment to graduation and beyond.



Minority-Serving National University to Offer Google Certificate Program for Both Undergraduates and Graduate Students

Nonprofit Minority Serving Institution (MSI) National University (NU) has partnered with Google to offer Google Career Certificates in six high-demand industry fields, the institution announced recently, for both undergraduates and graduate students.

Drake State Community & Technical College Offers Free Tech Training to Huntsville Learners

Through a partnership with online learning company edX and Jobs for the Future (JFF), Drake State Community & Technical College in Huntsville, AL, is offering free Access Partnership online boot camps in cybersecurity and data analytics.

edX and Jobs for the Future Offer Free MicroBachelors Programs

Learning platform edX and Jobs for the Future (JFF), with funding from the Charles Koch Foundation, have announced the no-cost edX MicroBachelors Program Pathway Initiative for adults who wish to earn a bachelor's degree through the MicroBachelors program.

U Kentucky Hits Graduation and Retention Goals by Giving iPads to Every Student

In 2019, the University of Kentucky (UK) the Smart Campus iPad Initiative: a plan to give every incoming, degree-seeking, first-time undergraduate student an iPad Air, loaded with UK apps; a Smart Keyboard; and an Apple Pencil to support digital equity, in the hopes of increasing graduation and retention rates and reducing costs.

IT Spending Forecasted to Top $5 Trillion in 2024

IT spending worldwide will grow by 8%, reaching $5.1 trillion in 2024, according to Gartner. The market research firm pointed to AI as a contributing factor in that growth, but the impacts of generative AI won't be felt until the following year.

Achieving the Dream: 8 Equity Principles for Community Colleges

The nonprofit organization Achieving the Dream (ATD) has made available its 87-page 2023 "Equity Toolkit" guide for community colleges that wish to pursue equity by examining their policies and practices that create barriers to degree and certificate completion for underserved and minority students.