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Robotics Education Lagging Behind Demand, Surveys Find

Swiss-based automation technology company ABB announced recently that robotics and automation training are lagging behind increased global demand, according to two surveys it conducted this year on supply chain and education.

Class-Action Suits Over Data Breaches No Longer Require Proof of Actual Harm, According to Federal Appeals Court Ruling

As ransomware attacks targeting the education sector grab more headlines every week, a new ruling from a federal appeals court has made it easier for people whose data is breached and leaked on the dark web to sue the organizations where the data was compromised.

IBM to Co-Create Cybersecurity Leadership Centers at 20 HBCUs

IBM is working with 20 historically Black colleges and universities across the country to help establish Cybersecurity Leadership Centers that will provide students and faculty with training and certification resources at no cost.

Digital Learning Challenge Finalists Competing for $1M Prize

XPRIZE, an organization that operates competitions to "solve humanity's grand challenges," has announced three Digital Learning Challenge finalists that are using AI methods, big data, and machine learning to better study educational outcomes.



$1M ED Challenge Seeks Digital Tools to Help Adult Learners Navigate to Careers

The United States Department of Education has launched the Future Finder Challenge, calling for strategists, developers, user-centered designers, and educators to build digital tools that better support adult learners in their journey from education to the workforce.

Grammarly Adds New Features to Make Citations Easier

Grammarly is rolling out two features to its AI-powered writing assistance software, aiming to help students writing research papers use citations correctly: citation style formatting and auto citations.

Online Tutoring Platform Centralizes Academic Support Services for Students

A new institutional tutoring solution from online tutoring company Tutor.com enables colleges and universities to centralize 24/7 academic support services for students.

ClassIn Brings Combo CMS, LMS Platform to the U.S.

Virtual and hybrid learning company ClassIn is entering the United States education market this fall, hoping to attract educators’ attention with its integrated content management and learning management systems. The platform is used by more than 60,000 K–12 and higher education institutions in 160 countries.

Moodle Learning Platform Integrates Text-to-Speech Tools

Students using the Moodle open source learning management platform can now listen to learning content in more than 50 languages, thanks to a new integration with digital voice and text-to-speech tool ReadSpeaker.

ASUS Introduces Detachable Laptop with 21-Hour Battery Life

ASUS has announced the launch of its ExpertBook B3 detachable (B3000) laptop, designed for student education. Its 21-hour-long battery life is one of its major attractions, the company said in a recent release. It features top-up 15-second charging to provide 45 minutes of use.