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Achieving the Dream Study Finds OER Works

A multi-layered, multi-year study on the use of open educational resources found that in some colleges, students who took multiple OER courses earned more credits on average over time than similar students who took no OER courses.

Epson to Add 7 New Education Projectors

Epson will be launching seven new education projectors in its PowerLite line this spring. The new models range from budget classroom projectors to network projectors.

Concept3D Adds Wheelchair Wayfinding to Interactive Map Platform

A new feature of Concept3D's interactive map and tour platform enables wheelchair users to find the easiest and most efficient route to their destination, factoring in accessibility considerations like stairs and wheelchair-accessible entrances.

Penn State Launches All-in-One Mobile App

A new mobile app at Penn State University provides single sign-on access to the learning management system, e-mail, shuttle bus tracking, campus maps, grades, class schedules, tuition bills, library services, academic advising and more.



More Schools Kick Off Esports Programs, Including Purdue and Texas A&M

Purdue University Northwest, in Westville, IN, has announced it will be introducing co-educational esports in the fall, making it the first school in the state to offer competitive gaming at the varsity level.

Athletic Conferences Partner with ESL Collegiate for Greater Esports Reach

ESL Collegiate has signed a three-year agreement with the BIG EAST Conference and has expanded its partnership with the West Coast Conference for the spring 2020 season, where participating teams will compete in League of Legends.

Twitch Phenom Pokimane Donates $50,000 to Fund UC Irvine Esports Scholarships

A female gamer with 94 million total views on Twitch.tv and almost 5 million subscribers on YouTube has pledged $50,000 to University of California, Irvine for student scholarships in its esports program.

Thoma Bravo, Instructure Push Forward with Buyout; CEO to Step Down

Instructure's CEO will be stepping down in a couple of weeks after the latest purchase agreement with Thoma Bravo is complete.

Report: 3 Ways to Build Connected Credentials

About five months ago, a report from Third Way explored the hurdles to the widespread adoption of credentialing in the workforce. Now the author of that report is back with some recommendations, especially pushing state and federal policymakers to get into the act.

Upcoming Events, Webinars & Calls for Papers (Week of Feb. 17, 2020)

Upcoming events include Innovations 2020, ELI Annual Meeting 2020, and the University of South Carolina Virtual Teaching Conference.

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