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New CT Leadership Summit: IT Security in the New Normal

Every college and university must redouble its focus on IT security in these unprecedented times. In this one-day event, education and IT leaders will share their insights, best practices and predictions for security and privacy in the post-pandemic era.

Report: Plagiarism Rates Changed When Instruction Moved Online

Plagiarism among students in high school and college jumped by 10 percentage points after the pandemic, when classes went online — an increase in the average rate of copying in student work from 35 percent to 45 percent, according to an analysis undertaken by Copyleaks.

Students Complain: Too Much (Busy) Work in Online Classes

Almost three in five students (59 percent) in a recent Wiley survey complained that they are doing more assignments online than they ever did in their in-person classes, and nearly as many (55 percent) protested that much of it felt like "busy work."

Microsoft and LinkedIn Expand Global Skills Initiative

To help job seekers gain the skills they need for employment in today's economy, Microsoft and LinkedIn are extending their global skills initiative through the end of 2021, providing free LinkedIn Learning and Microsoft Learn courses as well as low-cost certifications that align to in-demand jobs.



IBM Launches Quantum Developer Certification

IBM has introduced a new Quantum Developer Certification, which it's calling "the world's first ever developer certification for programming a quantum computer."

Two SC Campuses to Add Community Tech Hubs

Two institutions in South Carolina will run technology hubs for underserved communities. The University of South Carolina system and Benedict College are part of a $6 million project to develop a network of eight learning labs with technology and learning services.

Moody's: Cyberattacks Could Dent Higher Ed Credit Rating

Cyberattacks could affect the financial standing of higher education as a business segment, according to a recent briefing by Moody's Investors Services.

FlatWorld Upgrades Digital Platforms, Expands Catalog

Textbook publisher FlatWorld has introduced new capabilities for its homework and online reader platforms as well as 11 new and recently revised titles in its course materials catalog.

Coursera Taps Learner Community to Grow Guided Projects

Coursera is testing a new program that lets learners develop short courses for delivery on the MOOC platform. The pilot program is currently taking contact information from people interested in creating "community guided projects."

Upcoming Events, Webinars & Calls for Papers (Week of April 5, 2021)

Upcoming events include the WCET 2021 Leadership Summit Series, Ellucian Live 2021, and NACCU 2021 Annual Conference.