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Zoom One for Education Launches with Unified Communications, Licensing for Universities

Zoom has globally launched its new Zoom One for Education plan, offering a unified communications and collaboration licensing option designed specifically for education organizations, according to a news release.

OpenStax Welcomes 16 New Colleges and Universities to Its Institutional Partner Program

Rice University's OpenStax initiative has welcomed the largest cohort of colleges and universities to its Institutional Partner Program (IPP) since its founding in 2015. Sixteen new institutions have joined the program to give their students free or low-cost access to textbooks and other educational materials.

IBM Commits to Train 2 Million AI Learners for Free by 2026

As part of the 2023 78th General Assembly of the United Nations, IBM announced it will train, for free, 2 million learners in AI worldwide within the next three years, building on its existing commitment to skill 30 million learners by 2030.

Southwest Texas Junior College Increases Online Courses and Certificates

Southwest Texas Junior College, a community college serving a large 11-county area, announced it has partnered with instructional design firm iDesign to create new online courses and certificates in STEM, the humanities, social sciences, and more.



Research: Compromised On-Premises Accounts Blamed in 75% of Attacks Targeting Education

In three of four cyberattacks targeting education institutions over the last 12 months, IT and security practitioners surveyed by Netwrix cited compromised on-premises user or admin accounts as the attack pathway, according to a new report.

University of Phoenix Releases Generative AI Philosophy and Academic Guidance

Effective Sept. 1, 2023, the University of Phoenix has released a new Generative AI Philosophy and Academic Guidance statement.

DeVry University Launches AI Lab

Announcing its commitment to provide "an education tailored to address the needs of an AI-driven workplace," DeVry University has launched a new AI Lab, which will be focused on discovering which AI skills are needed in an AI-driven career and how to prepare for it.

University of Phoenix Survey Explores Adults' Perceptions of AI for Use in Work and Education

The University of Phoenix commissioned a survey in July 2023 on how adults understand and feel about the use of generative AI. The survey of 2,045 adults ages 18 and older, performed online in July 2023 by Harris Poll, found that while most feel AI should be used in the workplace and classroom (59% and 57% respectively), a significant number don't understand the different forms of AI and don't feel completely comfortable about its accuracy.

Abilene Christian University Opens Science and Research Center to House Nuclear Research Reactor

Abilene Christian University (ACU) celebrated the grand opening on Sept. 1, 2023, of its Dillard Science and Engineering Research Center (SERC), which will house a research molten salt nuclear reactor, currently being designed. The facility will allow graduate and undergraduate students to contribute to "world-class research and groundbreaking technology," the university said.

Report: More High School Grads Rejecting 4-Year College Pathway

A higher percentage of high school graduates are turning away from pursuing a four-year college degree compared to prior years, according to a new report.