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Social Media a Top Cybersecurity Challenge in the Workplace

Safe social media use is the No. 1 cybersecurity challenge for employees, according to the latest report from Wombat Security Technologies on security awareness issues in enterprise organizations.

Global E-Learning Market in Steep Decline, Report Says

The worldwide self-paced e-learning market is declining at a precipitous rate, according to a recent report released by Ambient Insight Research, a Washington-based market research firm.

Non-Profit Pilots Delivery of Offline OER for Prisoner Education

Non-Profit Pilots Delivery of Offline OER for Prisoner Education

A non-profit organization with technology that brings digital content to "offline" populations around the world for the purposes of education will be paying more attention to a U.S. population that's also unable to access the Internet: those in prisons and jails.

San Francisco Accelerator Boosts 5 Education Startups

Four California institutional partners are involved in the venture: the California State University Chancellor's Office, San Francisco State University, Brandman University and the Foothill-De Anza Community College District.



Eduwizards Launches Live Tutoring App

Eduwizards.com has launched a new app designed to put students in touch with tutors in seconds at any time of day or receive answers to questions within minutes.

Free Collaboration System Gets Simplified Interface, New Communications Tools

Chalkup has been redesigned with a simplified interface and enhancements for students and faculty. Chalkup provides chat, messaging, discussion boards and other social tools as an alternative to more structured learning management and collaboration systems.

U of Washington Summer Program Projects Impact Transportation, Food Industries

The Data Science for Social Good summer program brought teams of students and data scientists together to work on projects that impact public policy.

Penn State Platform Connects Researchers to Industry Funding

A new platform from Pennsylvania State University provides a standardized way for faculty to form industry partnerships and connect to funding opportunities.

Schreiner U Pilots Online Course Redesign Dashboard

A company that helps colleges and universities build and refine online courses has introduced a higher ed redesign service that includes a "continuous improvement" dashboard. iDesign has tested its new offering with Schreiner University, a private liberal arts school in Kerrville, TX.

Payment Gateway Adds Campus Card Processing Integration

Apriva, which produces the Apriva Gateway, has certified its capability to work with ITC Systems, which has a university campus card solution that allows students to pay for meals, store purchases, parking and other expenses.

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