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IBM Launches Quantum Developer Certification

IBM has introduced a new Quantum Developer Certification, which it's calling "the world's first ever developer certification for programming a quantum computer."

Two SC Campuses to Add Community Tech Hubs

Two institutions in South Carolina will run technology hubs for underserved communities. The University of South Carolina system and Benedict College are part of a $6 million project to develop a network of eight learning labs with technology and learning services.

Moody's: Cyberattacks Could Dent Higher Ed Credit Rating

Cyberattacks could affect the financial standing of higher education as a business segment, according to a recent briefing by Moody's Investors Services.

FlatWorld Upgrades Digital Platforms, Expands Catalog

Textbook publisher FlatWorld has introduced new capabilities for its homework and online reader platforms as well as 11 new and recently revised titles in its course materials catalog.



Coursera Taps Learner Community to Grow Guided Projects

Coursera is testing a new program that lets learners develop short courses for delivery on the MOOC platform. The pilot program is currently taking contact information from people interested in creating "community guided projects."

4 Ways Institutions Can Meet Students' Connectivity and Technology Needs

Many students have struggled with reliable internet access during the pandemic, according to a new report from Educause.

15 Mistakes Instructors Have Made Teaching with Technology in the Pandemic

There's a lot that faculty have done right teaching with technology during the COVID-19 pandemic — but there have also been times when technology use has been subpar.

Udacity Adds School of Cybersecurity

Online learning platform Udacity has launched a School of Cybersecurity, a set of nanodegree programs aimed at training the next generation of cybersecurity professionals.

New Classroom Camera Tracks Instructors for Distance Learning

Audiovisual technology manufacturer Aver Information USA has launched a new camera for education that uses AI to “seamlessly track” instructors as they move around the classroom.

Nearly Half of Faculty Say Pandemic Changes to Teaching Are Here to Stay

In a recent survey, the majority of faculty (71 percent) reported that their teaching in Fall 2020 was "very different" or included a "number of changes" compared to pre-pandemic times. And almost half (47 percent) felt those changes would remain in place post-pandemic.