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ED Awards $7.6 Million Grant to Georgia State U and Partner Schools to Study AI Chatbots and Student Outcomes

Georgia State University's (GSU) National Institute for Student Success (NISS) has received a $7.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education (ED)'s Postsecondary Student Success Program to study how chatbots affect student outcomes at GSU, its associate institution Perimeter College, and its partner schools, Morgan State University in Maryland, and the University of Central Florida.

Anthology Offers Framework for AI Policy and Implementation

Anthology has created a new resource for institutions developing policies around the ethical use of AI. The AI Policy Framework offers guidance on identifying stakeholders, defining institutional priorities, establishing a governance model, driving policy adoption, and more.

2024 Cybersecurity Outlook: Good and Bad AI, Compliance Concerns, and Softer Insurance

In 2024, experts say that AI-based tools will enable threat actors to dramatically increase both the quantity and impact of their attacks — and attacks are more likely to focus on stealing valuable data than on ransom payments. Compliance will continue to grow in complexity, and cyber insurance will likely see rates stay flat or dip slightly.

SXSW EDU 2024 Highlights for Higher Ed Leaders

This March 4-7, SXSW EDU returns to Austin for a wide range of learning and mentorship experiences, performances, film screenings, future-focused competitions, and more.

WHO Paper Raises Concerns about Multimodal Gen AI Models

Unless developers and governments adjust their practices around generative AI, large multimodal models may be adopted faster than they can be made safe for use, warns a new paper by the World Health Organization.

EAB Partners with BridgeU to Help International Students Connect with U.S. Colleges

Education research and technology firm EAB has partnered with international college and career guidance company BridgeU to help students around the world connect with colleges and universities in the United States, easing the time and financial constraints of both.

NSF Grants $1.3 Million to UCLA Initiative to Fund Arts and Technology Projects Nationwide

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a $3.1 million grant to the UCLA-led yearlong Innovation, Culture, and Creativity (ICC) project to "bring together experts and stakeholders from creative and technology fields to develop new opportunities at their intersection," according to the university.

Microsoft Expands Access to Copilot, Announces Education AI Enhancements

Microsoft has announced a handful of AI updates aimed at educators and students, including new and enhanced features in Microsoft Copilot and Microsoft Loop.

Arizona State University Partners with OpenAI to Explore Gen AI Potential in Education

Through a new partnership, Arizona State University has become the first higher education institution to work with OpenAI to explore the potential of generative AI to enhance teaching and learning.

Uwill Acquires Christie Campus Health

Higher education mental health provider Uwill has made its first acquisition: a fellow campus mental health provider, Christie Campus Health (CCH).