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Western Governors University Adds Peer-to-Peer Support to Competency-Based Courses

Western Governors University's College of Information Technology has adopted InScribe's digital community platform to bring a peer-to-peer support model to its competency-based courses.

7 'Wicked Problems' Facing Higher Education and Solutions to Address Them in 2023

In its December 2022 report, "Solving Higher Education's Wicked Problems," WGU Labs, the research arm of Western Governors University, identified seven areas that need solutions based on the science of learning if higher education is to address the challenges facing it now and in the future.

Call for Speakers Now Open for Tech Tactics in Education: Data and IT Security in the New Now

Coming to Orlando, FL, Nov. 7-9, 2023, the new conference from the producers of Campus Technology and THE Journal will focus on cybersecurity and data practices across K–20 education.

Report Finds Distinct Gender Gap in College and Career Readiness

A new report from college and career readiness company YouScience reveals that while 44% of female high school students showed aptitude for careers in architecture and engineering, they showed 0% interest in them when interest-based, instead of aptitude-based, tools were used to gauge student talents, abilities, and pathways.



Varsity Tutors Launches Essay Review Service

Varsity Tutors, an online live learning platform used by students from elementary school through college, has launched On-Demand Essay Review, a new service that allows students to upload a draft of their work to its secure Live Learning platform and get coaching and feedback from tutors within 48 hours.

Aver Releases Large Meeting Room 4K Audio Tracking Camera

Aver Information Inc. USA has introduced its CAM570 PTZ (pan/zoom/tilt) 4K dual-lens audio tracking camera, designed for large meeting room and conferencing applications. The camera features three pairs of built-in sensors that detect human voices up to 10 meters away. The company showcased the camera at the CES (Consumer Electronics Show) 2023.

Acer Announces a Host of New Desktops and Laptops

At the CES (Consumer Electronics Show) 2023, computer company Acer announced many new desktops, laptops, monitors, and other gear, several of which may be of interest to educational institutions for their capabilities.

Study Finds Universities Slow to Integrate and Use Data in Strategic Decision-Making

A new study, "Data Blind: Universities Lag in Capturing and Exploiting Data," conducted by UCLA School of Education and Information Studies professor Christine L. Borgman and MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Press publisher and director Amy Brand, found that universities face serious challenges in capturing and using various data streams on campus, and these negatively impact decision-making ability.

WCET Survey: 6 Things Students Want to Know Before Enrolling in Digital Courses

Students who want to enroll in digital courses are finding that not enough information is provided ahead of time in order for them to be successful, a 2022 WCET (WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies) partnership survey found.

Report: Trust in Higher Ed Institutions Increases, But Listening Strategies Need Improvement

In a new report, experience management company Qualtrics found that students, families, and alumni said their experiences at colleges and universities improved in 2022, making them likely to recommend these institutions.