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Video Use in Education Evolving Beyond the Classroom

The application of video in education is evolving. Even as the practices of showing video in the classroom or making it available as supplementary course material have declined as use cases slightly from this year to last year, video's application has grown for marketing and communications purposes, helping students practice their skills and recording campus events. Those are a few of the takeaways from video software maker Kaltura in this year's "State of Video in Education" survey.

FCC Votes to Approve Educational Broadband Service Order

The FCC is moving forward with a plan to auction off spectrum from the Educational Broadband Service to commercial providers.

Higher Ed 'Opportunity Gap' Continuing to Widen

A new joint report by the Pell Institute and Penn AHEAD shows that the "opportunity gap" in U.S. higher education is increasing.

NYU Tandon Offers Free STEM Workshop for Teachers

This summer, New York University's Tandon School of Engineering is offering a free workshop for local middle school teachers on developing STEM lessons in the life sciences, physical sciences and mathematics.



Mercer U Adds ID Cards to iPhones, Apple Watches

Students at Georgia's Mercer University can now use their iPhones or Apple Watches to access buildings and facilities, buy food, register for events and handle other ID card tasks.

Atlanta HBCUs Join Forces for Data Science Initiative

The Atlanta University Center Consortium is getting a major investment from the UnitedHealth Group to prepare students for jobs in the data analytics field.

Ontario Schools Tally OER Savings with New Tool

A new tool from the eCampusOntario Open Library measures student savings from open educational resources usage. Impact, as it's called, recently calculated that students have saved some $4.5 million (Canadian) in "mandatory textbook fees."

CA Community Colleges Awarded $27.5 Million for Online CTE

California's community college system has issued 70 grants totaling $27.5 million to help its colleges develop and strengthen career education programs that can be taken online.

Adobe Updates Spark with Collaboration Features

Adobe has updated Spark, its suite of tools for helping users create visual content.

Latest Ed Tech Landscape Map Adds 6 Product Categories

Eduventures' latest ed tech landscape map covers everything from advancement constituent relationship management and application development tools to social media and web content management programs, including six new product segments.

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