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U Louisville Hosting Esports Tourney for High School, College Players

Kentucky's University of Louisville and Jefferson County Public Schools will host a new esports competition in a few months.

James Madison U Incorporates Job Feed into Undergrad Major Webpages

Students who view the webpages for each undergraduate major at James Madison University can now see a live feed of related job opportunities.

Growth Predicted for 3D Scanners Thanks to Affordability of High-End Features

3D scanners are expected to see rapid growth in the next few years. The devices allow users to scan real-world objects to convert them into 3D models for a range of purposes, including 3D printing.

Affordable Learning Georgia Releases Interactive OER Lab Manual

Two faculty members from the University of Georgia have developed a lab manual for anatomy and physiology and made it available as an open educational resource.



Gale to Bring Udemy Learning Content to Libraries

A partnership between Gale and Udemy is bringing learning video content from Udemy to public libraries. "Gale Presents: Udemy" will provide library patrons with access to 3,500 on-demand video courses in 75 different topics from Udemy's business collection.

2020 Higher Ed Challenges Include Student Success, Financial Health

Educause and its membership have identified four challenges that higher education will face in the coming year: student success; financial health; reputation and relevance; and external competition.

Newrow Acquired by Kaltura

A company that has made a name for itself in lecture capture and web streaming has acquired another company that provides similar services.

Study: Many Faculty Still Don’t Know Where to Start with Textbook Affordability Issue

The vast majority (82 percent) of college and university faculty are responsible for selecting course materials for at least one of their courses, yet 35 percent in a recent survey said they don’t know where to start or what to do to reduce the cost of those materials.

Community Colleges Pilot Virtual Labs as a Service

Three community colleges in California's Inland Empire/Desert region are rolling out virtual, cloud-based labs to give students any time, anywhere access to the computing tools they need to hone job-ready skills, all in one place.

Missed Opportunity in UNESCO's Recommendation on OER?

Even though UNESCO adopted a recommendation on OER, American open educational resources advocate David Wiley backed away from his initial support and recently referred to the final version of the work as "eviscerated."

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