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Anthology Breaking Down Data Silos with Integrative Approach

Higher education technology provider Anthology has introduced Anthology Intelligent Experiences (iX), a new product approach that will enable "a connected ecosystem of products and services that use data to power meaningful interactions both in and outside the classroom," according to a news announcement.

Student Persistence Rate Inches Toward Pre-Pandemic Level

Three out of four students who started college in fall 2020 — the first fall semester of the COVID-19 pandemic — returned for a second year, according to a new report from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.

Meta Releases Open Source AI Machine Translation Model

In a project called "No Language Left Behind," Meta has built an artificial intelligence model — NLLB-200 — that can translate text across 200 different languages.

Watermark Launches Insights Hub, Product Updates Geared Toward Student Success

Data analytics software provider Watermark has unveiled a new tool for decision-making that brings together data from across the company's solutions to help identify areas of progress and opportunity.

Connecticut Institutions Closing the Tech Skills Gap with Talent Accelerator Initiative

Seven higher education institutions in Connecticut are participating in a new initiative called the Tech Talent Accelerator, which aims to boost high-demand tech skills by fostering business-higher education partnerships in areas such as cybersecurity, virtual modeling, software development and digital analytics.

Lumen Learning Partners with Howard U for Equitable Courseware

Lumen Learning has announced a partnership with Howard University's Center for Excellence in Teaching, Learning & Assessment to help develop equity-centered learning solutions for a new statistics course and platform.

Assessment Tool Uncovers Gaps in Student Wellness Services

An assessment developed by Butler University's Institute for Well-being captures students' perceptions of the wellness services available to them on campus and helps pinpoint areas in need of improvement.

Turnitin Draft Coach Now Supports Microsoft Word on the Web

Turnitin has announced that its Turnitin Draft Coach now integrates with Microsoft Word on the Web. It was previously available only for Google Docs.

ACE Initiative Working to Expand Use of Digital Credentials in Community Colleges

The American Council on Education is launching a yearlong initiative to support community college systems, students and employees in the use of digital records and credentials.

Kajeet, Google Cloud Partnership Brings Private 5G to Schools

Wireless provider Kajeet recently announced a partnership with Google to deploy its Private 5G platform through Google Distributed Cloud Edge.