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Unizin Adds New Institutional Members

Unizin is expanding: The higher education consortium recently announced the addition of two institutional members and two vendor partners.

9 Universities to Collaborate on Digital Credentials Initiative

Nine universities have embarked on a new effort to build the next generation of digital credentials. Their mission: to create a new standard for issuing, storing, displaying and verifying academic credentials, based on the latest advances in public key infrastructures, public ledgers and blockchains.

Supercomputers at UT Austin Make Black Hole Journey Possible

Supercomputing resources at the Texas Advanced Computing Center, hosted at the University of Texas at Austin, played a role in the processing of data related to the recent headline-worthy release of the first image of a black hole.

Upcoming Events, Webinars & Calls for Papers (Week of April 22, 2019)

Upcoming events include the T.D.W.I Chicago Conference, the International Conference on Learning Engineering, and the W.C.E.T. Summit.

Funding Is Top Roadblock to AR & VR in Education

The education sector is forecast to spend more than $6 billion annually on augmented and virtual reality technologies by 2023. Funding for the technologies remains a major hurdle to adoption, but price points for equipment are dropping rapidly.

5 Ways to Promote Student Success in Online Learning

A new report from Strada Education Network offers key takeaways from last fall's Online Student Success Symposium, a two-day workshop focused on challenges, innovative practices and future opportunities in online learning.

Purdue Partners with Cisco, Lilly for Corporate Ed

Purdue University is expanding into the corporate learning realm with two new deals with Fortune 500 corporations Cisco Systems and Eli Lilly and Co. The institution worked with each company to create custom courses for their employees, with a focus on providing high-quality content in a flexible online format.

Penn State Students Compete to Improve the Student Experience with AI Tools

Ten student teams at Pennsylvania State University are competing to develop artificial intelligence solutions as part of the institution's Nittany AI Challenge, a program offering a total of $50,000 in prizes for "developing AI–based solutions that improve the Penn State student experience and/or university operations." Expands Education Data Architecture has announced Education Data Architecture, an expansion of the Higher Education Data Architecture that is the foundation of its Education Cloud.

Colorado State Pilot Tests Connecting Remote and In-Class Students

Colorado State University's College of Business has set up a pilot for what it calls a first for a business school: a blended classroom that connects on-campus and remote students in real time. The approach uses technology from for live connectivity and collaboration.

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