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U Virginia Project to Collect Data on Ed Tech Effectiveness in Schools

An ambitious new project hopes to uncover what aspects are most likely to have the biggest impact on ed tech's effective use in specific kinds of settings.

UCLA Pilots API Portal

The University of California, Los Angeles has gone public with piloting of a fairly new developer portal specifically for APIs. The API developer portal is intended to simplify the sharing and discovery of campus application programming interfaces and web services — some 200 — while also providing a campuswide API governance program.

Women's Cybersecurity Training Program Expands with Google Support

Women in Cybersecurity, an organization devoted to recruiting, retaining and advancing women in the cybersecurity field, has expanded its Cybersecurity Training Scholarship Program thanks to funding from Google, Facebook and Bloomberg.

Oklahoma State U Interactive Map Features Locations, Tours, Transit Info

Oklahoma State University has launched an interactive campus map that provides point-to-point wayfinding, integrated virtual tours, live transit feeds and more.



Blackboard Partners with AWS to Enhance Virtual Classroom

Blackboard recently announced a partnership with Amazon Web Services to integrate the company's Amazon Chime SDK service into Blackboard Collaborate.

NJIT Initiative Brings Forensic Science to High School Students

New Jersey Institute of Technology is launching a STEM initiative that will expose high school students to forensic science as a pathway to higher education.

University of Pittsburgh Moves HR Processes to the Cloud

The University of Pittsburgh is replacing its on-premise human resources system and paper-based processes with a move to Oracle's Fusion Cloud Human Capital Management solution.

Idaho Creates Statewide Digital Campus with Course Sharing Platform

Idaho's public colleges and universities can now share their online course offerings through the state's Online Idaho initiative, an effort to expand access to higher education via a statewide digital campus.

Top 3 Ways Institutions Can Improve Student Support

The COVID-19 pandemic has both highlighted the importance of student support services in higher education and revealed gaps in how institutions are meeting the needs of at-risk students, according to a recent report from Blackboard.

New OLC Global Cohort to Explore Advancements in Online Learning

The Online Learning Consortium is calling for applications to participate in a new cohort that will work collaboratively to identify challenges and opportunities in online and blended learning.