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EAB Adds New AI Features to CRM Software Navigate

Education advisory company EAB has announced the addition of its own created AI features to Navigate, its customer relationship management (CRM) software, to become available in 2024 after being tested by a cohort of educational institutions.

Research Reveals Growing Demand to Connect Academic Learning to Careers

Skills-based learning in higher education and a clearer path to a career are the top priorities for students and educators this year, according to the 2023 State of Student Success and Engagement in Higher Education survey results released today by Instructure, the maker of Canvas LMS.

MHEC Agreement Gives Institutions Lower-Cost Access to SAS Viya's AI-Powered Analytics Platform

The Midwestern Higher Education Compact has partnered with AI and data analytics provider SAS to allow academic institutions in 47 states to access SAS’ Viya unified analytics platform at a significant discount, the organizations announced today at Educause.

Malware Down Slightly as Double-Extortion Attacks Increase

Overall malware declined in the second quarter of 2023, according to a new report, even as double-extortion ransomware grew substantially.



Watermark Integrates Generative AI into Higher Education Tools

Watermark has announced the addition of generative AI to its suite of higher education software tools to increase efficiency, personalize learning, streamline operations, and enhance recruitment and enrollment.

New Educause Horizon Report Identifies Tech Impacting Student Experience

A new report from Educause highlights the importance of supporting the holistic student experience in higher education. The "2023 Horizon Report: Holistic Student Experience Edition" points to the "increasing use of technology for all kinds of student support" as well as a surge in the use of artificial intelligence as core trends resulting in the collection of vast amounts of student data, noting that the complex balance between "student as human" and "student data" can have a considerable effect on the student experience and student success.

Montana 'Year to Career' Initiative to Create Microcredential Job Pathways

The Montana University System (MUS), in collaboration with Education Design Lab (EDL) and other stakeholders, has launched a new initiative to create 12 to 20 microcredential programs that can be completed within a year and allow learners to gain either an associate's degree or immediate employment in high-demand careers such as IT and other technology.

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.