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U Illinois Intros Online Foundation Courses Leading to Tech Master's

The University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign has launched a new set of courses through Coursera that will help prepare non-technical people to tackle technical master's degrees.

Bb Learn Integration Simplifies Mediasite Video Work

Education technology company Sonic Foundry recently announced integration between its video platform and learning management system Blackboard Learn Ultra.

More Burden for College Costs Placed on Students' Shoulders

A growing number of parents expect their kids to pay at least half of the cost of college — up from 31 percent in 2018 to 38 percent in 2019. A survey of 1,501 American parents of college-bound students aged 16 to 18 found that fewer of them expect to cover the entire expense, down from 34 percent last year to 28 percent this year.

Upcoming Events, Webinars & Calls for Papers (Week of July 29, 2019)

Upcoming events include the Distance Teaching & Learning Conference, T.D.W.I. San Diego Conference, SANS Network Security 2019, and 2019 C.C.U.M.C. Annual Conference.



Survey: College Students' View of the Future Varies by Major

According to Cengage's latest "Student Opportunity Index," while students were fairly bullish about their chances of finding work out of school, the degree of their optimism varied by major.

European Framework Offers Promise of Portable University Credentials

Recent reporting by Class Central shed light on a new initiative in Europe among MOOC providers and the universities they work with to launch a program for creating portable credentials for learners. The European MOOC Consortium announced its Common Microcredential Framework in April.

Rental Textbook Usage on the Rise as New/Used Pricing Flutters

Alongside a report from the National Association of College Stores on declining costs for course material, another source for tracking down college textbooks has released its own data, suggesting that textbook pricing isn't necessarily on the slide.

Cerego Debuts Smart Content Creation Tools for Adaptive Learning

Adaptive learning platform Cerego is rolling out a new suite of "Create" tools that use natural language processing to streamline the process of creating adaptive learning content.

Hackathons Can Foster CS Skills Out of Class

A survey of students participating in hackathons found that most of them learn new concepts and gain skills that they later use in their computer science work.

Baby Boomer Retirements Could Open up More Diversity in College IT Leadership

A human resources association that serves the higher education segment has predicted a shift in the demographics of the IT workforce at colleges and universities in the United States.

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