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First Wave of Carnegie Mellon Learning Tools Now Available

Carnegie Mellon University has moved forward in its efforts to release education tools into the world. Last week, the institution officially introduced OpenSimon, a community and collection of tools dedicated to "[catalyzing] a revolution in learning and teaching" for higher education and K-12.

Florida International U Launching Immersive Studio

A Florida university will be launching an immersive lab for its students, to help them learn how to work with augmented and virtual reality. Florida International University's College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts will open the new Immersive Studios for Altered Reality at its Biscayne Bay campus, in time for the fall semester.

Upcoming Events, Webinars & Calls for Papers (Week of May 13, 2019)

Upcoming events include the International Conference on Learning Engineering, NISOD International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence, and the W.C.E.T. Summit.

16 Community Colleges Join Latest Achieving the Dream Cohort

Achieving the Dream has a new cohort of colleges in its national network. Eight community colleges in Connecticut, two each in California and North Carolina and one each in Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey and Texas have committed to "building their capacity for change," as Karen Stout, president and CEO of the organization, said in a statement.



Network Outage Hits Western Michigan U on Last Day of Finals

The last day of finals week wasn't a good one for students at Western Michigan University. Two failed routers that were meant to provide redundancy to each other created an "unprecedented computer network failure" at the campus, preventing many students from logging into the network, taking online exams or turning in last-minute assignments.

Helping Students Find Success in Community College

A new report finds adding supports for low-income students at community colleges can increase enrollment rates and retention levels.

Bill Aims to Boost Participation in STEM

The House Science, Space and Technology Committee is looking to invest in STEM education starting in high school and continuing into workforce development.

Dashboard for Higher Ed Surveys Debuts

New America has released an online repository for public opinion surveys through an interactive dashboard designed for researchers, journalists and policymakers.

Initiative Urges Students to Identify Career Goals Early

At the same time that the Coalition for Career Development is promoting a greater emphasis on early career planning in K-12 and higher education, Complete College America has begun pushing a "Purpose First" philosophy for colleges and universities, a strategy intended to serve as the "missing link" among career choice, guided pathways and first-year momentum.

Jenzabar Intros Analytics Tools

Jenzabar is adding several analytics tools to its Jenzabar One suite of cloud-based higher education technology products and services.

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