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Civitas Learning Offers New Insights into Student Success

Civitas Learning has upgraded its Illume predictive analytics product with new capabilities designed to help institutions improve student outcomes.

Nonprofit Delivers 10 Million Accessible E-Books

In addition to delivering millions of accessible e-books, Benetech released a set of resources aimed at helping publishers and other content creators understand how to make content accessible from the start.

Turnitin Releases New iPad App

Turnitin, the writing feedback and plagiarism checking service, has released a new iPad app. Feedback Studio for iPad gives students full access through a mobile device to Turnitin’s Feedback Studio program.

Higher Ed Cloud Adoption on the Rise

Cloud investment is mostly expected to grow next year in higher education; 81 percent of IT leaders or professionals said their institutions would be increasing spending on cloud computing in 2017. Sixty percent said they're integrating cloud thinking into their IT strategies. But it will take a few more years before the majority of applications in colleges are running in the cloud. Today 39 percent of apps are cloud-based; by 2021 it could be closer to 62 percent. Those results came from a survey done among IT respondents who work in government or higher education by MeriTalk, a publishing company focused on government IT, on behalf of sponsors NetApp and Avnet, which are both technology providers.



Education Sector Now Most Targeted with Ransomware

Report: Education Now Most Targeted Sector for Ransomware

Education has surpassed healthcare as the sector most targeted by ransomware, a variety of malware that makes data inaccessible to users until a ransom is paid.

Report: Higher Ed Neglecting Employee Engagement

Faculty and staff engagement and retention is financially beneficial to higher education institutions and contributes to student success, yet many colleges and universities are not measuring employee engagement, according to a new report from Cornerstone OnDemand and Ellucian.

More Than Half of Americans Unfamiliar with Augmented Reality

Despite the success of the AR mobile game Pokémon Go, more than half of Americans are unfamiliar with augmented reality, according to a survey from ReportLinker Insight.

Penn State Incorporates Blogging into the Classroom

Faculty and students at Pennsylvania State University are embracing blogs as teaching and learning tools.

Most Faculty Tackle Synchronous Online Instruction Ill-Prepared

Most Faculty Tackle Synchronous Online Instruction Ill-Prepared

If the outcome from online courses is uneven, it's little wonder. Most instructors aren't exactly up to speed on what to expect, according to a new report from the Online Learning Consortium

MIT Creates Curriculum for Inaugural Boston STEM Week

During the first week of October, 6,500 middle school students will participate in the first Boston STEM Week. The initiative brings hands-on STEM curriculum developed by MIT and other organizations to 36 middle schools, with plans to reach 2,000 schools by the end of 2020.

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