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Cybersecurity Education in NC Gets Funding Boost

In order to accelerate education programs in cybersecurity, computer science, privacy and artificial intelligence, Cisco is donating more than $600,000 in both capital and resources to multiple institutions in North Carolina.

11 Ways to Protect Privacy When Using Student Data

While student data has long been mined to support retention efforts and institutional decision-making, the COVID-19 pandemic has introduced new and sometimes troubling uses for data in higher education.

New System Manages AV Assets in the Cloud

Hall Technologies has introduced HIVE Cloud Control, a new platform for managing AV assets, including legacy hardware and IP-enabled and wireless devices. Under one subscription an institution can control any number of rooms and AV devices.

EdX and RIT Create MicroMasters Credit Pathway

Learners who complete a MicroMasters program on edX can now apply up to nine credits toward a Master of Science in Professional Studies at the Rochester Institute of Technology.



Morehouse College Creates VR Campus and Classes

Atlanta's Morehouse College is launching an immersive virtual reality experience for students in two of its courses: Biology 105 and History 112.

Valdosta State Tapping into Real-Time Data to Support Student Success

Valdosta State University is furthering its student-centered and data-informed approach to student success with a new partnership with Civitas Learning.

Faculty Awareness of OER Has Increased for 5 Years Straight, Yet Adoption Is Flat

In higher education, faculty awareness of open educational resources — course materials that are freely available for use, reuse, adaptation and sharing — has grown for the fifth straight year, according to a study by Bay View Analytics.

New Tool Provides Prospective Students Personalized ROI Estimates for Specific Degree Programs

Seattle-based startup AstrumU has introduced a new Enrollment Marketing Toolkit that uses machine learning to estimate the return on investment for the degrees, majors and courses being considered by prospective students.

ERP Rollout Supports Digital Transformation at Baltimore City Community College

In an effort to modernize its operations and improve the overall student and employee experience, Baltimore City Community College is rolling out Ellucian's Banner software-as-a-service platform.

National U Tackles Textbook Affordability

California's National University, a nonprofit institution serving adult learners, educators and veterans, is ramping up its textbook affordability initiative to offer students better pricing as well as expanded purchasing choices for course materials.