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U of South Carolina Boosts IT Agility with Cloud Data Center Move

The University of South Carolina has replaced its data center with a custom cloud-based Software-Defined Data Center solution from digital infrastructure provider DartPoints.

Nearly Half of Students Want Hybrid Classes, While Majority of Faculty Still Prefer Face-to-Face

Flexibility remains a key priority for students pursuing higher education, according to a new "College 2030" report from Barnes & Noble College Insights, the research arm of Barnes & Noble Education.

New Gradescope Mobile App Allows Students to Submit Coursework Via Smartphone

Turnitin has launched a new mobile app for its Gradescope assignment and grading platform that enables students to submit their assignments through any connected smartphone, the company announced this week, following a limited-access pilot in April.

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.