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Wearables Market Jumps as New Form Factors Emerge

The wearables market is seeing a surge in growth. The total number of smart wearable devices shipped in the first quarter of 2021 grew by more than 34 percent over the same quarter in 2020.

Cisco to Provide Technology, Training and Financial Support to HBCUs

In partnership with the Student Freedom Initiative and Computex Technology Solutions, Cisco is making a $150 commitment to support student and institutional success in historically Black colleges and universities.

Digital Promise Project to Promote Equity in Learning and Employment Records

Digital Promise, a nonprofit focused on closing the digital skills gap, is embarking on an effort to design and communicate the value of more equitable Learning and Employment Records (LERs).

Indiana U Researchers Create New Model for Studying Student Learning at Scale

Researchers at Indiana University have developed a new model for studying the effectiveness of teaching practices — not just in a single classroom or context, but in a variety of classrooms at multiple universities.



White House Challenge Urges Institutions to Help Vaccinate Their Communities

In a new COVID-19 College Vaccine Challenge, the White House and U.S. Department of Education are asking higher ed institutions to make a commitment to help get their students and communities vaccinated.

Diversity in Engineering Severely Lagging

While the racial and ethnic makeup of engineering students and professionals has shifted over the last 10 years, progress toward equity has been slow for black and Latinx engineers. In fact, at the current pace of progress, it will take 256 more years to achieve equity for black professionals in engineering if the rate of completion remains the same. That’s one of the findings of a study released this week focused on diversity in engineering, both in education and in the workplace.

E-Learning Market to Reach $1 Trillion Within 6 Years

The prevalence of distance learning during the COVID-19 pandemic is helping to drive staggering growth in the worldwide e-learning market.

How the Pandemic Boosted Ed Tech Adoption

The COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting pivot to online learning in higher education increased mainstream adoption of many education technology tools, according to the 2021 Changing Landscape of Online Education (CHLOE) report.

CDC Update: Campuses with Vaccinated Populations Can Fully Reopen

The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has updated its COVID-19 guidance for institutions of higher education.

Vernier Releases Video Analysis App Update, Physics E-Book

Vernier Software & Technology has released an update to its Video Analysis app and introduced a new accompanying e-book designed for physics classes.