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Ransomware Hit 64% of Higher Ed Institutions Globally in 2021, Sophos Survey Finds

Cybersecurity firm Sophos today released its annual State of Ransomware report showing ransomware attacks nearly doubled in 2021 from the year before, and among higher ed institutions included in the global survey of IT professionals, 64% or 410 institutions said they hit by ransomware last year.

Lumen Learning Grant Challenges Applicants to Improve OER

Open education company Lumen Learning has introduced the Improve It Challenge, a new grant program inviting applicants to improve existing open educational resources for particularly difficult learning outcomes.

6 Principles for Measuring the Cost Savings of OER

A new report from the Midwestern Higher Education Compact, a nonprofit regional organization devoted to advancing cooperation and resource sharing in higher education, advocates for more consistent approaches to determine the savings and benefits of adopting open educational resources.

New CT Leadership Summit: Building a Digital Transformation Strategy

In this free, one-day event, education and IT leaders will offer ideas and best practices based on expertise and research in the field, to help inform your digital transformation strategy.



10 Institutions Opening 'Metaversity' Campuses

This fall, students at 10 colleges and universities across the United States will be able to take courses on a "metaversity" campus, an exact virtual replica of their institution's physical campus.

Instructure Acquires Concentric Sky, Adds Badges to Learning Platform

Instructure has announced the acquisition of Concentric Sky, maker of the Badgr digital credentialing platform.

New U Arizona Student Success District Brings Together Services and Support

The University of Arizona has created a new Student Success District that consolidates a variety of resources for students, including library services, learning support, tutoring, advising, mentoring, career services and health programs, in one central location.

Lumen Learning Initiative to Focus on Equity-Centered Courseware

Open education company Lumen Learning has announced a new initiative aimed at creating and implementing equitable course materials that will boost student success.

Ellucian, Burning Glass Institute Partner on Student Outcomes Data Analysis Project

Ed tech company Ellucian is collaborating with the Burning Glass Institute, a nonprofit specializing in labor market analysis, to uncover new insights on what makes students successful.

Worldwide IT Spending Projected to Reach $4.4 Trillion in 2022

Information technology spending is on the rise: According to a recent Gartner forecast, worldwide spending will reach $4.4 trillion this year, a 4% increase compared to 2021.