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Public Universities Collaborate to Close Achievement Gaps

The Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities is organizing 130 public universities and systems to work together to increase college access and close the achievement gap.

Campus Management Releasing New Engagement Program

Education technology company Campus Management has begun showing a new engagement platform. CampusNexus Engage, scheduled to be available beginning next month, offers the promise of increasing student engagement, retention and graduation rates.

Upcoming Events, Webinars & Calls for Papers (Week of Nov. 19, 2018)

Upcoming events include EdgeCon 2019, the Association of American Colleges and Universities 2019 Annual Meeting, and LearnLaunch Across Boundaries Conference.

Survey: With Student-Supplied Data, Colleges Could Drastically Improve Recruitment

Personalized communication matters in higher education. According to a recent survey, not only did students say they'd be more likely to choose a school that personalized its communications to them during the recruitment process, but alumni said they'd probably donate more often if they knew their money was funding organizations or projects they were involved with themselves as students. Those results surfaced during a survey undertaken on behalf of education technology company Ellucian by Wakefield Research.



Microsoft Promotes Azure as Alternative to Physical Computer Labs

Microsoft is hoping to replace the concept of the physical computer lab on campus with its cloud-based version. The company already has DevTest Labs for test environments. Now it's promoting Azure Lab Services to enable a campus to set up an environment, provision Windows or Linux virtual machines, install the software and tools that are needed and make them available to users.

Microsoft Introduces edX-Based Cybersecurity Training Program

Microsoft has introduced a new series of open access courses on cybersecurity that can be taken for free or, for more formal recognition, as a certificate program for a fee. The Microsoft Professional Program Cybersecurity track includes 12 courses — 10 of which must be completed successfully to earn the certificate. The program is hosted on edX and includes labs, community interaction and quizzes. Content is delivered online through videos.

Facebook Intros Career Training Site

Facebook is launching Learn with Facebook, a career development site offering training, tools and resources aimed at helping people access new job opportunities.

Cal State University Taps Tech to Boost Enrollment

In an effort to lift recruitment and enrollment efforts, California State University, Dominguez Hills is expanding its relationship with enrollment marketing provider Liaison International.

Blackboard Pushes Ultra Experience Forward

Education technology company Blackboard has introduced enhancements to the Ultra Experience version of Blackboard Learn, its learning management system, including integration with Ally, an accessibility checklist tool.

AV Company Intros New 'Drop-in' Classroom Systems

TEKVOX has announced digital switching hardware intended to reduce the cost of equipping a classroom with remote management, asset tracking, support and maintenance.

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