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New College Esports League Launches; Contest Opens with Madden NFL

Learfield IMG College and game producer Electronic Arts have announced a new college esports league. "Level Next," as the new league is called, will serve as the home of EA's college esports contests.

Ed Sector Has Seen Greatest Increase in Remote Access

A recent analysis by Duo Security, a Cisco division that produces multi-factor authentication technology, has found that education saw the largest increase in average daily authentications from remote technology, up 78 percent over the period between March 2020 and June 2020 compared to the period between June 2019 and February 2020.

Michigan State Libraries Moving to Open Source FOLIO Project

Michigan State University Libraries has committed to adopting FOLIO, an open source project that is building a platform for library services.

Active Engagement Improves Online Instruction During COVID-19

Getting students actively engaged in their remote learning has a difference on the outcomes during a pandemic, according to a report published by the National Bureau of Economic Research.



Grand Valley State Intros AI-Powered Campus Assistant

A new app at Grand Valley State University will serve as a campus assistant for students. MyBlueLaker Assistant uses voice and artificial intelligence to help students answer questions about such topics as buildings, transportation and dining; registration and class details; and grade alerts.

Startup EdLyft Raises $1.4M for College STEM Mentoring

A startup launched by two women who met in high school and embarked on careers in engineering and business has received an infusion of $1.4 million to expand its program intended to help close the STEM gap.

U Utah Launches Studio for Accelerating Go-to-Market for Campus-Created Software

The University of Utah has launched a new division for commercializing software created at the campus. Summit Venture Studio is a creation of UU's Partners for Innovation, Ventures, Outreach & Technology Center.

U Illinois to Lead Planning Efforts on Network of Cybersecurity Tech Institutes

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has received a $2 million grant to develop a plan for creating a national network of technical institutes focused on cybersecurity.

Ohio Colleges Push Union Members to Finish 4-Year Degrees

Two schools in Ohio have teamed up to help union members obtain bachelor’s degrees. In a new program called "CSU Career Plus+," Central State University is working with Eastern Gateway Community College to help graduates of the two-year college who are also members of the AFL-CIO finish their four-year degrees in online classes.

Arizona Schools Begin Promoting AWS Cloud Studies to Students

A state economic development agency in Arizona hopes to train up to 5,000 students for entry-level cloud computing work by June 2022. The Arizona Commerce Authority will be promoting the use of Amazon Web Services instruction throughout the state's high schools, community colleges and universities.