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Research: Community College Pays Off

Earning a two-year degree pays off. Specifically, completing an associate degree yields an average of $4,640 to $7,160 more per year than entering college and not completing a program.

Global Initiative to Open 50 Virtual and Augmented Reality Labs

VR First, a global initiative to democratize virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR) hardware and software for academic institutions, is planning to open 50 of its VR/AR labs at colleges and universities by the end of this year, in an effort to meet future workforce demands.

Follett to Integrate Lumen Learning OER Courseware

A new partnership between Follett and Lumen Learning will make Lumen's open educational resources available through Follett's IncludED program and Follett Discover infrastructure.

Education Department Database Publishes Accreditation Warnings

The United States Department of Education last week published a database of accreditation reporting statuses — a move that means more transparency for higher education.



Penn State and Educause Debut Mentoring Program for Instructional Designers

A new professional development program from Penn State University and Educause is pairing up instructional designers for mentoring and collaboration.

CSU East Bay Taps AI for Intelligent Tutoring and Assessments

California State University East Bay is harnessing the power of AI to offer online students a new learning and assessment experience.

Echo360 Updates Student Interface to Drive Engagement

Echo360 has rolled out several features to its video and engagement platform that are designed to enhance the user experience for nearly 3 million students worldwide using the platform.

Cornell Opens Content Repository to Autism Employment Resources

To provide help to companies and other organizations that would consider hiring people on the autism spectrum for skilled employment, Cornell University is working with Hewlett Packard Enterprise in helping to distribute resources developed for HPE's "Dandelion Program."

UC Davis Taps Mobile Tech to Simplify Financial Aid

The university teamed up with CampusLogic earlier this year to deploy an end-to-end student financial aid engagement platform.

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