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Arizona State and Sprint Join Forces on 5G and IoT

An initiative between Arizona State University and telecommunications company Sprint will focus on 5G and the Internet of Things. The multiyear program will build on 5G connectivity in place on campus, produce new IoT curriculum and launch a spate of joint research projects.

Nearpod Takes K-12 Student Engagement Software into Higher Ed

Nearpod, which produces education technology for K-12, is redesigning its flagship service for use in higher education classrooms too.

Elon Students Create Campus-Only Social App

A team of students at North Carolina's Elon University have launched a social app that allows its users to share short videos.

Students Rate College Success Tools, WiFi High; Accessibility Efforts Low

If schools were wondering whether student success tools are worth the investment, a survey among students by Educause has put the question to rest. Students rated degree audit tools that show the degree requirements completed as the most useful (ranked by 80 percent of respondents as "very" or "extremely" useful).



CUNY Programs to Grow Student Industry Pipeline with Digital Skills

Over the next year, City University of New York plans to unveil several programs designed to help students develop their "technological fluency" and competencies in preparation for taking jobs requiring digital skills.

Sacred Heart U Building Student-Faculty-Business Alliance with New Innovation Hub

Connecticut's Sacred Heart University has opened a new innovation hub, dubbed iHub, devoted to creativity and innovation.

Blackboard Launches Chatbot for Student Support

Blackboard has added a live conversation simulation tool to its suite of student support offerings.

Casio Updates Free Online Calculator

Casio is adding new features into ClassPad.net, giving students access to a virtual protractor and compass tool, the ability to create grids and incorporate real world-images in geography.

Use of Part-Timers Driving Down Student Success at Community Colleges

When students in remedial and gateway math classes are taught by part-time instructors, they may have better outcomes in their current course and the one that follows, but they're also less likely to take the subsequent course. Why would that be? A new research project by the Community College Resource Center at Columbia University's Teachers College suggested that "inferior working conditions" for those adjuncts — not inferior instructional practices — are responsible for the negative effects.

Texas A&M System Deploys New Tech to Combat Ransomware

The Texas A&M University System has become an early adopter of a new ransomware solution from Sectigo.

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