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Education Sector Now Most Targeted with Ransomware

Report: Education Now Most Targeted Sector for Ransomware

Education has surpassed healthcare as the sector most targeted by ransomware, a variety of malware that makes data inaccessible to users until a ransom is paid.

Report: Higher Ed Neglecting Employee Engagement

Faculty and staff engagement and retention is financially beneficial to higher education institutions and contributes to student success, yet many colleges and universities are not measuring employee engagement, according to a new report from Cornerstone OnDemand and Ellucian.

More Than Half of Americans Unfamiliar with Augmented Reality

Despite the success of the AR mobile game Pokémon Go, more than half of Americans are unfamiliar with augmented reality, according to a survey from ReportLinker Insight.

Penn State Incorporates Blogging into the Classroom

Faculty and students at Pennsylvania State University are embracing blogs as teaching and learning tools.

Most Faculty Tackle Synchronous Online Instruction Ill-Prepared

Most Faculty Tackle Synchronous Online Instruction Ill-Prepared

If the outcome from online courses is uneven, it's little wonder. Most instructors aren't exactly up to speed on what to expect, according to a new report from the Online Learning Consortium

MIT Creates Curriculum for Inaugural Boston STEM Week

During the first week of October, 6,500 middle school students will participate in the first Boston STEM Week. The initiative brings hands-on STEM curriculum developed by MIT and other organizations to 36 middle schools, with plans to reach 2,000 schools by the end of 2020.

UC San Diego Extension, SDSC Partner on Modern Data Science Academy

The University of California, San Diego's department of Extended Studies and Public Programs has partnered with the San Diego Supercomputer Center to launch the Modern Data Science Academy, an education center providing hands-on workshops about data mining and data analytics.

UCI Launches Coaching Service for Continuing Education Students

The University of California Irvine's Division of Continuing Education is launching a new career coaching service for students that combines both digital and live components.

Arizona State's Avnet Innovation Lab to Fund Tech Entrepreneurs

Arizona State University</a> and global technology distributor <a href="">Avnet</a> are offering $250,000 in grant funding for technology entrepreneurs.

Verba Adds Tool for "All-Inclusive" Textbooks

A company that provides services to campus bookstores has updated its platform with a new offering.

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