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ASU Study: VR Biology Labs Enhance Student Performance and Engagement

A Spring 2022 study following two VR biology labs at Arizona State University showed elevated student performance and engagement in several areas, compared to results in labs without the VR component.

Digital Promise Launches Product Certification for Equity in AI Design

Nonprofit Digital Promise and the Edtech Equity Project have introduced Prioritizing Racial Equity in AI Design, a new ed tech product certification that takes aim at racial bias in AI-powered learning software.

OER Initiative Offers Tools to Expand Awareness of Digital Accessibility

Teach Access, a nonprofit focused on digital accessibility skills education, is launching a collection of free online teaching resources designed to help faculty teach accessibility across a range of computer science, technology, and design programs.

Arizona State University Partners with Zoom to Bring Innovation Lab to Tempe Campus

Arizona State University has partnered with Zoom Video Communications to launch Zoom's first-ever Innovation Lab on the Tempe campus.



Research Network to Study Pandemic Recovery in Community Colleges

A new network of research teams, led by the Community College Research Center (CCRC) in partnership with the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center and the University of California, Davis Wheelhouse Center for Community College Leadership and Research, is embarking on a three-year project to study ways to combat community college enrollment drops and learning loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

CCUMC Updates Identity with New Name: Educational Technology Collaborative

The Consortium of College and University Media Centers (CCUMC) has announced a rebrand: The association of technologists in higher education will now be known as the Educational Technology Collective (ETC).

McGraw Hill Intros Social Media-Style Study App

McGraw Hill has launched a new mobile study app, SHARPEN, to help students who have been turning to social media to find studying help. In a recent Morning Consult survey McGraw Hill conducted of 500 undergraduate students, 74% said they had changed the way they study due to the pandemic, citing stress and overwhelm as factors.

AWA Grants Fund Water and Environment, Workforce Readiness, and STEM Education Programs

The American Water Association Charitable Foundation is accepting grant applications from Oct. 1 through Dec. 31 as part of its Keep Communities Flowing program, which awards funding for Water and Environment, Workforce Readiness, and STEM Education programs.

IBM Partners with Hispanic Heritage Foundation to Provide Latinos with Free Technology Skills

The Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) has announced a collaboration with IBM Education to provide IBM's SkillsBuild education program to Latino college and high school students, young professionals, and adult learners free of charge, giving them skills they need to meet workforce demands.

YouScience Expands College and Career Readiness Solutions with NC3T Acquisition

Aptitude assessment and CTE solutions provider YouScience has acquired the National Center for College and Career Transitions, or NC3T, expanding YouScience’s ability to help students find and prepare for the career and college options that best fit their interests and abilities, according to a news announcement.