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Maxhub Intros Ultra-thin LED Wall Display Line

Maxhub has introduced a new line of LED wall displays, ranging in size from 110 to 220 inches (9 to 18 feet) across the diagonal.

OpenStax Expands OER Content Within Tutor Platform

Rice University's OpenStax has added additional titles from its line of open education resources to its tutoring application, along with new functionality.

Survey Reveals Students Struggling with Academics During Pandemic

As students adjust to the realities of college life during a pandemic, the majority (71 percent) are having trouble staying focused on their coursework, according to a fall 2020 survey.

HESS Consortium Collective Taps Oracle Cloud for ERP/SIS

Thirty-three member institutions in the HESS Consortium have joined together to form the HESS Consortium ERP/SIS Collective — and selected the Oracle Cloud for Higher Education as the group's enterprise resource planning and student information system platform.



New Guide Offers Best Practices for Digital Learning in Gateway Courses

To help academic administrators improve entry-level courses for digital learning during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond, Every Learner Everywhere and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities have created a free guide focused on best practices for equity and student success.

Report: Students See College as a 'Bad Deal' During Pandemic

The longer the pandemic lasts, the more students question the value of a college education. A December survey by New America and Third Way found that nearly three in five college students (57 percent) agreed with the sentiment that higher education was no longer "worth the cost," a bump up from 49 percent in a previous survey in August.

Academic Alliance Pulling 15 Institutional Libraries into Single, Shared Collection

Fifteen universities in the Big Ten Academic Alliance will be managing their library collections as a single, shared entity.

Embedded Counseling May Deliver More Effective Help to Students

Could counselors embedded into specific academic programs help students stay on track with their studies and help them better deal with stress and anxiety during college and afterwards? That was the thinking when the University of Missouri embedded a counseling center psychologist within the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Florida University Turns to VR to Teach Personal Finance

Nova Southeastern University worked with Adept XR to develop an immersive learning program for students taking a personal finance class and another for accounting students.

Colby College Launches AI Institute

Colby College in Maine is establishing a cross-disciplinary institute for artificial intelligence — the first such major AI program at a liberal arts college, according to the institution.