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U.S. News Releases Ranking of Top Online Degree Programs

U.S. News & World Report yesterday released its annual list of top online programs for bachelor’s and graduate degrees in business, engineering, nursing, education and criminal justice.

Ford Funds Creation of Electric Vehicle Summer Camp

The program will become part of a summer camp run by Kettering University, a Flint-based institution that offers programs in engineering, mathematics, business and science.

CUNY Medgar Evers Adds Video Usage to Gateway Courses

As part of a broader effort to improve retention and graduation, Medgar Evers College, a member of the City University of New York system, has undertaken a redesign of numerous gateway courses in math and English. The Brooklyn-based institution's Coordinated Undergraduate Education (CUE) initiative has issued 25 competitive grants to faculty members to undertake the reshaping.

Survey: IT Complexity Is Exposing Organizations to Cybersecurity Risk

Eighty-three percent of security and IT professionals around the world believe that IT complexity is putting their organizations at cybersecurity risk, according to a new survey from Citrix and the Ponemon Institute.



Community College Improves Retention With Digital Curriculum

An "inclusive access" program at a community college was recently recognized by the Online Learning Consortium.

Community College Pays Hacker $28,000 for Ransomware Attack

Los Angeles Valley College (LAVC) is investigating a ransomware attack that took place last month, forcing the California Community College system to pay an unidentified hacker nearly $28,000 to retrieve stolen data.

Credly Badges Now Available Through Canvas

Students can now earn digital badges when they complete modules in Canvas, thanks to a new partnership between Credly and the learning management system from Instructure.

Free Online Course Outlines How to Avoid Bad Technology Choices for Flipped Learning

The Flipped Learning Global Initiative today announced a new program geared toward helping educators, administrators and IT staff with the technology selection process for flipping the classroom.

Penn State Pushes Use of IBM Watson to Improve Student Experiences

An organization at Penn State that brings the campus community together with industry for development of education technology is teaming up with IBM to challenge students, faculty and staff to use the company's artificial intelligence platform, Watson, to improve the student experience at the university.

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