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AIR Publishes Ethical Principles for Use of Data in Higher Ed

That largest of research organizations, the Association for Institutional Research, has published a statement of ethical principles to help steer the use of data for decision-making in higher education.

New Chatbot Zeroes in on Student Wellness and Retention

Education technology company EdSights has launched an SMS-based chatbot that uses natural language processing and machine learning to identify and engage with at-risk students.

Report: More Students Pursue Certificates and Associate Degrees

More students are pursuing certificates and associate degrees than bachelor degrees in the United States, and they tend to be more diverse in race and ethnicity, economic status and age. That's the overall conclusion of a recent research project done by the Center on Education and the Workforce at Georgetown University.

Boot Camp Growth Rate Slowed in 2019

Boot camps generated nearly half a billion dollars in 2019 and graduated almost 34,000 students, yet the year-over-year growth rate slowed, according to a report from Career Karma.

Video Game Association Adds Esports Scholarship to Roster

The foundation arm of the Entertainment Software Association recently announced a new esports scholarship specifically for women and minority students.

Upcoming Events, Webinars & Calls for Papers (Week of Feb. 10, 2020)

Upcoming events include Innovations 2020, ELI Annual Meeting 2020, and the University of South Carolina Virtual Teaching Conference.

EBSCO Invests in 2 Innovative Research Platforms

Library research provider EBSCO Information Services has invested in two innovative open access research-oriented companies. The first, Code Ocean, is a cloud-based "computational reproducibility" application that lets researchers and developers create, share, discover and run scientific code. The second,, is a service for academic and industry researchers to record and share detailed up-to-date methods for research.

Wiley Launches Adaptive Calculus Courseware Built on Knewton Alta

Last year, Wiley acquired Knewton. Now the company has announced the first curriculum to be built on Alta, Knewton's adaptive technology, since the acquisition.

Florida Tackles Textbook Affordability with OER Partnership

Last year, the State University System of Florida embarked on an "action plan" to give students "access to quality and affordable textbooks and other instructional materials, thereby increasing the likelihood of their success in higher education." The system has partnered with open educational resources company Lumen Learning to provide course materials within its textbook affordability mandate.

PlayVS Makes Foray into College Esports

PlayVS and Epic Games have teamed up to launch a Fortnite esports league for college and high school players.

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