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U Minnesota College of Liberal Arts Partners with Helios Consulting to Offer Rise Apprenticeship Program

The University of Minnesota (UMN)'s College of Liberal Arts (CLA) has announced a partnership with Helios Consulting to offer graduates a chance to gain human resource technology skills through paid employment and training in its Rise Program, an apprenticeship designed to prepare students for a career in the Workday ecosystem.

Robot Combat League Founder Announces $2 Million in STEM Education Grants

Norwalk Havoc Robot League (NHRL) founder Austin McChord has announced STEM education grants of $2 million in two separate initiatives: $1 million in $10,000 grants each to 100 nonprofit universities, colleges, and tech schools to promote STEM education and iSports, and $1 million to STEM charities.

Meta Partners with UK Startup Bodyswaps to Bring VR Learning to 100 Colleges and Universities

UK virtual reality (VR) soft skills company Bodyswaps and Meta Immersive Learning have announced a partnership to give 100 colleges and universities across the U.K., U.S., Ireland, Canada, France, and Belgium access to VR hardware and software through $150 million in grants from Meta and Bodyswaps' full soft skills learning library.

Online Discussion Platform Adds AI Writing Assistant

Online discussion platform Packback has introduced Deep Dives, an AI-enabled writing coach designed to help students improve their writing.



Upcoming Events, Webinars & Calls for Papers (Week of Nov. 21, 2022)

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Texas Tech University to Pilot Statewide Online Diploma Completion Program

Texas Tech University is launching a one-year pilot program to help students in the state complete their diplomas or earn a GED. The program is in partnership with TTU K–12, a fully online school district operated by Texas Tech, and is being made possible by a $1.8 million grant from the United States Department of Education and the Texas Workforce Commission.

DARPA to Explore How AI Tools Can Help Train Adult Learners

The Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA), an arm of the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), is taking proposals to compete for $750,000 in awards to develop projects that use innovative AI approaches, such as self-directed, remote AI tutoring, to train adults for the current and future national security workforce.

D2L Brightspace Creator+ Package Enables Digital Course Creation with No Coding Experience Required

Learning technology company D2L has launched its Brightspace Creator+ package, allowing anyone to create digital courses without having to learn coding.

Occuspace Expands Occupancy Monitoring to More Colleges and Universities

Occupancy technology company Occuspace has announced its expansion into several colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada to report real-time and historical space-usage data.

Ellucian Partners with Tata Consultancy Services for Higher Education

Higher education technology company Ellucian announced it has partnered with global IT company Tata Consultancy Services to serve higher education needs on a global scale.