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Baby Boomer Retirements Could Open up More Diversity in College IT Leadership

A human resources association that serves the higher education segment has predicted a shift in the demographics of the IT workforce at colleges and universities in the United States.

Hackathons Can Foster CS Skills Out of Class

A survey of students participating in hackathons found that most of them learn new concepts and gain skills that they later use in their computer science work.

Proctorio Adds New Plagiarism Detection Tools with Canvas Integration

Remote proctoring company Proctorio has added two plagiarism detection tools to its Learning Integrity Platform.

Austin Peay Tests Day One Access to E-Books

This summer, Tennessee’s Austin Peay State University is piloting a program to put textbooks in the hands of students from the first day of class.



Report: Student Spending on College Course Materials in Decline

For the first time in a long time, combined spending over the academic year on course materials, technology and school supplies came in under $1,000, according to a recent survey by the National Association of College Stores.

Survey: More than Half of Faculty Believe Classroom Tech Increases Student Engagement

In a recent survey, 54 percent of faculty respondents said they believe adding more technology to their classroom would definitely increase student engagement.

Blackboard Intros First Data Platform Release

Blackboard has introduced the Blackboard Reporting Stack Developer Tier, the first release on the Blackboard Data platform, which gives colleges and universities direct access to data sets to analyze their learning ecosystem and support institutional goals.

62 Schools Hit by ERP Vulnerability Patched Months Ago

More than five dozen institutions have been victimized by a vulnerability in the Ellucian Banner products, which the company put out a patch for months ago.

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

Upcoming events include the Distance Teaching & Learning Conference, T.D.W.I. San Diego Conference, SANS Network Security 2019, and 2019 C.C.U.M.C. Annual Conference.

Report: Early Momentum Metrics Predict Outcomes for CC Students

Community college outcomes would be higher, according to a new study from the Community College Research Center, if more students met nine "early momentum metrics." These metrics encompass three areas for year-one students: the pace of credit accumulation during the first semester and first year, completion of gateway courses in math and English, and persistence from fall to spring.

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