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Drake State Community & Technical College Offers Free Tech Training to Huntsville Learners

Through a partnership with online learning company edX and Jobs for the Future (JFF), Drake State Community & Technical College in Huntsville, AL, is offering free Access Partnership online boot camps in cybersecurity and data analytics.

edX and Jobs for the Future Offer Free MicroBachelors Programs

Learning platform edX and Jobs for the Future (JFF), with funding from the Charles Koch Foundation, have announced the no-cost edX MicroBachelors Program Pathway Initiative for adults who wish to earn a bachelor's degree through the MicroBachelors program.

U Kentucky Hits Graduation and Retention Goals by Giving iPads to Every Student

In 2019, the University of Kentucky (UK) the Smart Campus iPad Initiative: a plan to give every incoming, degree-seeking, first-time undergraduate student an iPad Air, loaded with UK apps; a Smart Keyboard; and an Apple Pencil to support digital equity, in the hopes of increasing graduation and retention rates and reducing costs.

IT Spending Forecasted to Top $5 Trillion in 2024

IT spending worldwide will grow by 8%, reaching $5.1 trillion in 2024, according to Gartner. The market research firm pointed to AI as a contributing factor in that growth, but the impacts of generative AI won't be felt until the following year.



Achieving the Dream: 8 Equity Principles for Community Colleges

The nonprofit organization Achieving the Dream (ATD) has made available its 87-page 2023 "Equity Toolkit" guide for community colleges that wish to pursue equity by examining their policies and practices that create barriers to degree and certificate completion for underserved and minority students.

ClearOne BMA Audio Solutions Installed Across College of New Jersey Campus

Sparked by the need for remote learning solutions in the face of the pandemic, The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) in 2020 began installing ClearOne audio systems in small and large classrooms and conference rooms campuswide.

Majority of Enterprises will Deploy AI Apps or APIs in Production Environments by 2026

In 2023, just 5% of enterprises had deployed generative AI apps or used generative APIs in production environments, according to Gartner. By 2026, that will skyrocket to 80%, the market research firm forecast in a new report.

Clarkson U Expands Partnership with Mantra Health to Offer Whole Campus Care Solution

Clarkson University has announced an expansion of its partnership with Mantra Health to offer a broader digital health program called Whole Campus Care for more mental healthcare options for students. The programs are clinically informed and offer various options to support student health 24/7.

AI Predictive Model Partnership Dramatically Raises CUNY Graduation Rate

Seeking to improve graduation rates at City University of New York (CUNY), a three-way partnership between Google, DataKind, and CUNY's John Jay College of Criminal Justice (JJCCJ) built a predictive AI tool that resulted in a dramatic graduation rate increase — from 54% to 86% in just two years.

EAB Adds New AI Features to CRM Software Navigate

Education advisory company EAB has announced the addition of its own created AI features to Navigate, its customer relationship management (CRM) software, to become available in 2024 after being tested by a cohort of educational institutions.