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Penn State Launches All-in-One Mobile App

A new mobile app at Penn State University provides single sign-on access to the learning management system, e-mail, shuttle bus tracking, campus maps, grades, class schedules, tuition bills, library services, academic advising and more.

More Schools Kick Off Esports Programs, Including Purdue and Texas A&M

Purdue University Northwest, in Westville, IN, has announced it will be introducing co-educational esports in the fall, making it the first school in the state to offer competitive gaming at the varsity level.

Athletic Conferences Partner with ESL Collegiate for Greater Esports Reach

ESL Collegiate has signed a three-year agreement with the BIG EAST Conference and has expanded its partnership with the West Coast Conference for the spring 2020 season, where participating teams will compete in League of Legends.

Twitch Phenom Pokimane Donates $50,000 to Fund UC Irvine Esports Scholarships

A female gamer with 94 million total views on Twitch.tv and almost 5 million subscribers on YouTube has pledged $50,000 to University of California, Irvine for student scholarships in its esports program.



Thoma Bravo, Instructure Push Forward with Buyout; CEO to Step Down

Instructure's CEO will be stepping down in a couple of weeks after the latest purchase agreement with Thoma Bravo is complete.

Report: 3 Ways to Build Connected Credentials

About five months ago, a report from Third Way explored the hurdles to the widespread adoption of credentialing in the workforce. Now the author of that report is back with some recommendations, especially pushing state and federal policymakers to get into the act.

Upcoming Events, Webinars & Calls for Papers (Week of Feb. 17, 2020)

Upcoming events include Innovations 2020, ELI Annual Meeting 2020, and the University of South Carolina Virtual Teaching Conference.

WiFi Upgrade Enhances Collaboration at Mitchell Technical Institute

South Dakota's Mitchell Technical Institute recently rolled out a new WiFi network to enable collaboration and meet the expectations of students and faculty.

Job Openings in Esports Double Year over Year

The number of career opportunities in esports has nearly doubled year over year.

Thoma Bravo Ups Instructure Offer Price

In a revised agreement announced today, venture capital company Thoma Bravo has increased its offer to acquire Instructure, from the prior $47.60 per share to a “best and final offer” of $49 per share in cash.

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