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Mainstay Offers AI Survey Tool to Support First-Year and Returning Student Wellbeing

Student engagement platform Mainstay has introduced an AI real-time pulse survey tool to help colleges and universities gauge how their first-year and returning students are doing and address needs and challenges immediately to help them succeed.

AWS Machine Learning University Launches Free AI Educator Program

Starting in January 2023, Amazon Web Services Machine Learning University will offer a free AI educator enablement program prioritizing community colleges, minority-serving institutions, and historically Black colleges and universities in the United States, to help these institutions prioritize teaching database, artificial intelligence, and machine learning concepts to historically underserved students.

ReadSpeaker Text-to-Speech Offerings Now Total 245 Voices and 68 Languages

Integrated text-to-speech provider ReadSpeaker has announced its audio library now features 245 voices and 68 languages, including some considered threatened and endangered, with new ones continually being developed by on-staff linguists and language experts.

Middle Tennessee State University Creates Self-Help Interface for Faculty AV Support

With a campus of 55 buildings containing over 420 AV-equipped and over 1,000 university-owned PCs, Middle Tennessee State University found it difficult for technology support staff to respond in person to numerous requests for help, many of which were simple problems. So MTSU's AV control system programmers developed an AV user interface for their Extron TouchLink Pro touch panels to take care of routine AV system operation and minor troubleshooting.



High School Graduates Not Prepared for College or Career Decisions, National Survey Finds

According to a new survey from college and career readiness company YouScience, "75% of high school graduates are not ready to make college and career decisions. This is despite the fact that the National Center for Education Statistics reported that in the 2018-2019 school year, the graduation rate for high schools was 86%, the highest it had been since 2010."

Intelitek Debuts SmartCart 4.0 Robotics Education Platform

Tech training company Intelitek has debuted SmartCart 4.0, a fully integrated, all-inclusive robotics education platform.

Upcoming Events, Webinars & Calls for Papers (Week of Dec. 5, 2022)

Upcoming events include Future Trends Forum, SANS Cyber Defense Initiative 2022, and CES 2023.

Texas Proposes Sharing Information Security Expertise Across Higher Ed and State Agencies

The Texas Department of Information Resources, in its newly released Biennial Performance Report, has asked the state legislature to make it easier for higher education institutions and other state agencies to have dedicated information security officers by allowing them to share ISOs regionally.

Promethean Acquires Digital Whiteboard App Explain Everything

Interactive display maker Promethean has acquired the digital whiteboard platform Explain Everything, which allows users to create lessons, activities, and interactive presentations on any mobile device.

Georgetown Launches Bachelor's Completion Program on Coursera

Georgetown University's School of Continuing Studies has partnered with Coursera to offer a new pathway to degree completion for adult learners.