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Ohio Colleges Push Union Members to Finish 4-Year Degrees

Two schools in Ohio have teamed up to help union members obtain bachelor’s degrees. In a new program called "CSU Career Plus+," Central State University is working with Eastern Gateway Community College to help graduates of the two-year college who are also members of the AFL-CIO finish their four-year degrees in online classes.

Arizona Schools Begin Promoting AWS Cloud Studies to Students

A state economic development agency in Arizona hopes to train up to 5,000 students for entry-level cloud computing work by June 2022. The Arizona Commerce Authority will be promoting the use of Amazon Web Services instruction throughout the state's high schools, community colleges and universities.

California State U Signs 23-Campus Site License for Virtual Science Labs

California State University has signed a site license with Labster, giving each of its 23 campuses the option of using the company's 159 virtual laboratory simulations.

Purdue Project Tackles AR/VR for Workforce Ed

Purdue University has received a $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation to continue development of a prototype that will facilitate workforce education being done through augmented reality and virtual reality.



Kentucky State Adopts InScribe for Learning Support

Kentucky State University is adopting a new learning support platform to help people stay connected while they're learning and working remotely. The university, with 2,100 students, will be using InScribe.

Kahoot to Add Zoom Integration

Learning quiz program company Kahoot! has announced an integration with Zoom, allowing users to access, host and play Kahoot games directly in Zoom meetings.

Clemson Taps Tech for Contactless Package Retrieval

Students at Clemson University can avoid trips to the mail center and pick up their packages in a secure, contactless environment, thanks to technology from Ricoh. The institution has installed more than 500 Ricoh Intelligent Lockers on campus, expanding on an overall revamp of its campus mail and print centers.

Ed Students Get Teaching Practice via VR

The Department of Educational Psychology, Counseling, and Special Education at Penn State has begun using mixed reality in its undergraduate and graduate programs to help its students gain teaching experience.

College Transfers Hit CCs Hardest

COVID-19 hasn't just damaged new enrollment rates within most colleges and universities. According to a new report from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, transfer enrollment has shrunk too, by 4.7 percent overall compared to fall 2019. However, transfer rates varied wildly depending on the type of transfer being measured.

In the Era of Remote Learning, It's Time for Colleges to Update Privacy Practices

As the pandemic continues, what's happening to all the data being collected by the various programs being used by colleges and universities to deliver remote learning? That's a question explored in a new report published by think tank New America.