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$1.1 Million in ED Grants Available to Ed Tech Companies

The U.S. Department of Education has $1.1 million in grants available to for-profit ed tech companies.

Esports Explodes on Campus in Time for Fall 2020 Play

New esports teams and playing spaces have been announced by a dozen colleges and universities around the country in the last month.

Post U Adds Second EPL Line and IPTV

Post University has wrapped up its latest network upgrade. The work at the Connecticut university involved deploying a second Ethernet Private Line and streaming television.

OER in Oregon Shrinks Cost of Course Materials by Three-Quarters

A recently released study showed that an investment by the state of Oregon in promoting textbook affordability has led to a dramatic drop in the cost of course materials for transfer degrees.



Competency-Led Hiring on the Rise

Employers are increasingly considering competencies — rather than degrees — as the most important factor in hiring, according to a new report from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation.

UT Austin-Dell Program to Push Pell Grad Rates to 90 Percent

The University of Texas at Austin has set a new mission targeting Pell-eligible students: to raise their six-year graduation rate from 73 percent to 90 percent.

Competition Recruits CC Students to Find STEM Solutions for Real-World Problems

The American Association of Community Colleges and the National Science Foundation have opened up the Community College Innovation Challenge.

Upcoming Events, Webinars & Calls for Papers (Week of Feb. 3, 2020)

Upcoming events include the 2020 ITC Annual Conference - eLearning, TDWI Las Vegas Conference, and Innovations 2020.

Program Aims to Propel CC Graduation Rates

A new program from MDRC is gaining a tailwind as it pursues helping more low-income students and students of color graduate from community college within three years.

Higher Ed Tech Investments Soar

According to a report that tracks global learning tech investment trends, investments directed to higher education technologies saw a substantial bump in the last year, while investments specifically in Pre-K–12 sunk dramatically.

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