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UC Davis Launching MOOCs and Professional Certificate on EdX

The University of California, Davis, which offers massive open online courses on several other online learning platforms, has now also partnered with edX to launch a suite of free MOOCs, along with a professional certificate program in search engine optimization.

Instructure Acquires Ed Tech Evaluation Company LearnPlatform

Instructure has acquired LearnPlatform, an ed tech company that provides real-time, evidence-based data on the effectiveness of digital ed programs chosen by universities and K–12 schools.

VE/COIL Transformation Lab Moves to AAC&U

The American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) and the American Council on Education (ACE) have transitioned the Virtual Exchange/Collaborative Online International Learning (VE/COIL) Transformation Lab from ACE to AAC&U.

National U Initiative to Boost Hispanic Student Success Through DEI, Teaching, Advising, and Transfer Practices

National University (NU) in San Diego, a private, nonprofit Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), has been awarded a five-year, $3 million grant by the U.S. Department of Education (ED) to help foster Hispanic student success through enhancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, teaching, advising, and transfer practices.



Campus Technology 2022 New Product Award Winners Announced

The awards honor the outstanding product development achievements of manufacturers and suppliers whose products or services are considered to be particularly noteworthy in the transformation of education technology.

College Completion Rates Improved Between 2016 and 2021, But Students of Color and Part-Time Students Lagged Behind

A new state-by-state analysis by national nonprofit organization Complete College America (CCA) found that while on-time graduation rates at both two- and four-year higher education institutions improved significantly between 2015 and 2021, graduation rates for students of color and those over 25 years old have lagged.

DOJ Agreement with UC Berkeley Over Digital Content Accessibility Could Have Huge Impact on IHEs

A new consent decree between the Justice Department and University of California, Berkeley resolving allegations that UC Berkeley’s digital content is not accessible enough may have much broader implications for education institutions with free online content and courses that are not fully ADA compliant — regardless of the platform where the institution’s content exists.

White House Announces Large-Scale Commitment to Advance Equity in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy has announced a slate of actions across government, philanthropy, industry, education, research, and community organizations aimed at eliminating systemic barriers in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine (STEMM).

Report: Together, Federal Funding, States, and Internet Providers Can Close the Digital Divide for the Greater Good

A new report from digital media advocacy organization Common Sense Media and the Boston Consulting Group, "Closing the Digital Divide Benefits Everyone, Not Just the Disconnected," examines how bringing internet connectivity to all results in broader benefits to society, using federal funds, with states and internet providers cooperating.

D2L Names Stephen Laster President

Learning technology company D2L has announced the promotion and appointment of Stephen Laster as president.