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Blackboard to Sell Its Transact Business Unit

Blackboard has announced the execution of a definitive agreement to sell its Transact business unit to private equity firm Reverence Capital Partners.

SUNY Orange to Augment Student Experience with AR App

Orange County Community College, part of the State University of New York system, is rolling out an augmented reality campaign aimed at engaging new and returning students. The institution is working with Imagination Park to implement XenoPlay, a mobile app that will allow students to use their phones to access interactive entertainment options in A.R.

AAC&U Working to Strengthen Guided Pathways in Community Colleges

The Association of American Colleges and Universities has announced a two-year student guided pathways project. The idea for "Strengthening Guided Pathways and Career Success by Ensuring Students Are Learning" is to build institutional capacity for defining "clear and coherent pathways" for degree completion and strengthen student learning at community colleges.

Universities Collaborate to Close Gap Between College and Work

The University Innovation Alliance, a coalition of 11 public research universities focused on increasing the number and diversity of college graduates in the United States, is embarking on a new project to improve career readiness for at-risk students.



2U Students, Faculty Get LinkedIn, WeWork Perks

Digital academic program management provider 2U is collaborating with LinkedIn and the We Company to give students and faculty in its partner institutions access to new resources.

Cal Poly Launches Coding Bootcamp with Fullstack

Fullstack Academy has announced its first university partnership, this one with California Polytechnic State University. The new part-time program, known as the Cal Poly Coding Bootcamp, will launch in April from the university's Extended Education unit.

UMass Plans Online College to Serve Adult Learners

University of Massachusetts President Marty Meehan recently announced plans for the five-campus university to launch an online college intended for adult learners.

Georgetown Announces AI-Focused Center

Georgetown University wants to create a hub focused on how artificial intelligence and policy intersect.

Verbit Launches Real-Time Transcription Solution

Transcription and captioning company Verbit has unveiled its real-time transcription product, a Communication Access Real-Time Translation (CART) service that uses a combination of artificial intelligence and human transcribers to generate live closed captions.

Upcoming Events, Webinars & Calls for Papers (Week of March 4, 2019)

Upcoming events include Open ed X 2019, Digital Signage Expo 2019, and O.L.C. Innovate 2019.

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