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Coursera Brings Online Course Content to Campus

Coursera is expanding its portfolio as an online learning platform to work with colleges and universities on campus. Coursera for Campus provides universities with content that they can integrate into their curricula as credit eligible courses and supplemental learning.

Analysis: Student Supports Enhance Impact of Micro-Internships

A Christensen Institute analysis has examined the value of "micro-internships" and suggested that pairing them with various student support approaches in higher education could make them even more valuable.

Research: Learning Intent Should Determine Online Class Size

According to a recently published research project, large classes — those with 40 or more students — are best for "foundational and factual knowledge acquisition," and smaller enrollments — 15 or fewer students — are better for courses intended "to develop higher order thinking, mastery of complex knowledge and student skill development."

Eastern Conference Esports Grows to 57 Schools

The Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) has grown to 57 esports member institutions, double the number the sports association had last year. The latest universities to join were Syracuse and Seton Hall. ECAC is an inter-collegiate organization that sponsors championships, leagues, bowl games, tournaments and other competitions throughout the country.



FASFA App Updates Improve Usability, Security

With seniors starting to apply for college, the U.S. Department of Education announced updates to the FASFA mobile app to make the process easier for students and parents.

New MIT Supercomputer Is Designed for AI

MIT's new TX-GAIA supercomputer combines nearly 100 Intel processors and 900 Nvidia GPU accelerators to create a system optimized for AI applications.

AWS Cloud Computing Degree to Go Statewide in TX

A new associate degree in cloud computing developed by the Dallas County Community College District Office and Amazon Web Services will be offered at every Texas community college and technical school in spring 2020.

Lumina Foundation Grants Support Organizations that Recognize Learning Outside the Classroom

In an effort to build clearer credential pathways for adult learners — particularly people of color and Native learners — Lumina Foundation has awarded $3.5 million in grants to nine organizations that are "working to ensure that knowledge, skills, and abilities gained outside formal higher education — through work, military, and other experiences — can be recognized and applied toward programs that lead to credentials of value."

Fragmentation Is Holding up Usefulness of Credentials

Adoption of credentialing in the workforce continues to be a challenge because the system is so fragmented, according to a new report from Third Way.

Endpoint Security Tool Protects Off-Campus Users

The DNSWatchGO solution from WatchGuard Technologies alerts educators about real-time phishing attempts and protects them against malicious websites both on and off school premises.

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