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Upcoming Events, Webinars & Calls for Papers (Week of Oct. 28, 2019)

Upcoming events include the A.C.M. S.I.G.U.C.C.S. Annual Conference, E-Learn 2019, and W.C.E.T. 31st Annual Meeting.

Call for Entries: 2020 Campus Technology Impact Awards

The Campus Technology Impact Awards will honor exemplary colleges and universities that are making an extraordinary impact with technology on campus, doing important work in the service of teaching, learning, administration and operations.

Educause XR Research Dives into Impact on Teaching and Learning

The second year of Educause's ongoing research on the use of immersive technologies has expanded from 10 colleges and universities to 17. And the findings on the use of what the researchers call "XR" (extended reality) have likewise grown.

Bellevue College Launches Software Coding Series Focused on Workforce Development

A new software coding program at Bellevue College aims to build students' tech skills for technology jobs in the software development field. The institution's Continuing Education division partnered with coding education company Coding Dojo to create the new line of accelerated education courses, beginning with a 12-week program in Python development.



West Texas A&M Outfits Stadium with WiFi 6

A big WiFi upgrade at West Texas A&M University's Buffalo Stadium is enabling a number of digital "game day" experiences, including social sign-in, mobile ticketing, access to real-time stats, streaming video and more.

Survey: Most Students Find Choosing a Major Stressful

The older or younger the student enrolling, the more certain he or she is about having chosen the right major, at least in the beginning, according to a survey from Ellucian. While more than half of Gen X (older) and Gen Z (younger) students were confident in their career paths when they enrolled (56 percent and 52 percent, respectively), only 46 percent of Millennials — those born between 1982 and 1997 — reported the same.

U Texas Arlington to Invest $500,000 in OER Grants This Year

The University of Texas at Arlington is investing half a million dollars this year in funding for projects using open educational resources. That's the largest award by any public academic institution in the state specifically to support OER usage, according to the school.

Milwaukee School of Engineering Supercomputer to Support AI Education and Research

A new supercomputer at the Milwaukee School of Engineering will serve both research and instruction in artificial intelligence and deep learning for the university's computer science program.

Google to Take IT Support Training into 100 Community Colleges

Google and its foundation are escalating its workforce development efforts. The company announced that it would expand its "IT Support Professional Certificate" program from 30 community colleges to 100 by the end of next year.

Simplify, Sustain, Innovate: Themes for Top 10 IT Issues of 2020

Security and privacy topped this year's IT issues for higher education — yet again. Concerns about developing a risk-based security strategy that can stand up to the current and coming crop of computer threats was job number one for campus IT leaders in the latest Educause IT trends survey, shared with attendees at last week's annual Educause conference.

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