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Texas Draft Report Tackles Dual-Credit Outcomes

A recent draft report on dual credit participation by Texas students confirmed that those who took such courses had better college outcomes than high school graduates who didn't; that they completed their college degrees faster; and that although progress is being made, a participation "disparity" still exists for "less advantaged groups."

MyLab Tests to Add Capacity for Automated Proctoring

Education technology company ProctorU announced that it has integrated automated online proctoring into Pearson's MyLab product set.

New Video Courseware Replaces Traditional Textbook

JoVE, a publisher of video learning resources for STEM topics, has introduced a new set of biology courseware designed to completely replace the traditional textbook.

Despite Increase in Instructional Designers, There Is No 'Universal Profile' for the Role

A new report from the Online Learning Consortium seeks to clear up the mystery surrounding the role of instructional designer in higher education.



Innovative Presidents Finding Ways to Use Social Media for Student Engagement

A new report that examines how college presidents interact with students shares how the most innovative leaders have gone beyond the standard fare (photo opportunities and participation in service events) to embrace social and digital mechanisms. "Presidential Engagement of Students at Minority Serving Institutions" was produced by the Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions, within the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education.

Upcoming Events, Webinars & Calls for Papers (Week of Aug. 13, 2018)

Upcoming events include SANS Network Security 2018, the 2018 C.C.U.M.C. Annual Conference, Construct3D and the Internet2 2018 Technology Exchange.

California Considers Piloting Income Share Agreements

One of the bills awaiting action in California's Senate and Assembly is A.B. 2479, which would require the state's two university systems to pilot an income share agreement.

Combining Data from Multiple Digital Learning Tools Produces Better Predictions

A study undertaken jointly by the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and education technology companies Blackboard and VitalSource found that early activity with digital tools is a "strong predictor" of passing a class — even more so than the grade point average a student enters the class with.

IBM Launches EdX Certificate Programs in Deep Learning and Chatbots

IBM is introducing two new Professional Certificate programs on the edX platform, focused on emerging tech in artificial intelligence: deep learning and chatbots.

Cloud Service Consolidates Extension Program Payments

A new cloud-based payment platform is intended to help adult programs and community groups accept and process payments from multiple systems and have them accessed through one interface. Students and families can pay directly through the organization's website and payments are tracked through a single dashboard on the school side of the transaction.

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