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U.S. Students Slower Than Others Globally to Adopt Generative AI, Survey Reveals

In a recent survey done by ed tech company Anthology comparing United States university students and leaders with their counterparts globally, results revealed that U.S. students have been slower to adopt generative AI tools, and leaders should take note of why and prepare for increased use in the future.

AAC&U Kicks Off Digital Equity Institute with 19 Higher Education Institution and Organization Members

The American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) has selected 19 higher education institutions and organizations to participate in launching the Institute on Digital Equity. The new members will spend seven months developing and implementing the institute's initiatives to promote digital equity on their campuses and in their communities, regions, and states.

Pearson and Forage Team Up to Bring Job Simulations to College Students

Textbook and courseware company Pearson and job recruiting company Forage have announced a partnership to incorporate job simulations into Pearson's MyLab platform and Pearson+.

Amazon Pledges to Train 2 Million People in AI Skills by 2025

In a new initiative dubbed "AI Ready," Amazon is committing to provide free artificial intelligence skills training and education to 2 million people globally by 2025.



Education at Work Granted $500,000 from Salesforce to Help Students Earn While They Learn

The nonprofit organization Education at Work (EAW) has received a $500,000 grant from customer relationship management company Salesforce's charitable Salesforce Foundation to develop a hybrid "learn and earn" program to help students across the U.S. work part-time for Fortune 500 companies, learn new skills, and pay for college.

Glendale to Be the First Community College to Partner with Dreamscape Learn to Bring VR Learning to Campus

California's Glendale Community College (GCC) will be the first community college, in partnership with Dreamscape Learn, to bring virtual reality (VR) introductory science learning to campus. The program will be housed in a new Virtual Reality Center, funded by a $4.5 million state grant.

Turnitin Introduces iThenticate 2.0 and a New Similarity Report

Academic integrity solutions company Turnitin has announced its iThenticate 2.0 program, along with a redesigned and improved Similarity Report, available across its writing integrity products.

2U Partners with 6 Universities to Offer 50 New Online Degrees

To keep up with growing demand for its "flex" degree partnership model, 2U, owner of the edX learning platform, has signed agreements with six universities to offer 50 new degree programs, to follow other degree contracts set to begin in 2024.

Emory University Partners with Moth&Flame on Virtual Training Library

Emory University's Goizueta Business School and virtual reality (VR) communication company Moth&Flame VR have partnered to develop a VR training library for students and professionals to work on team-building skills.

Report Finds Students Struggling with Being Prepared for Courses and Increasingly Turning to Generative AI, Social Media to Study

In its second annual 2023 "Study Trends Report," McGraw Hill found that college students were feeling unprepared for their courses, but also that they have turned to generative AI and social media to study and would like more learning resources in a similar format.