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U Arizona History Profs Turn Gaming into Credit-Bearing Learning Activity

Two professors of history at the University of Arizona have created a learning experience based on "Age of Empires IV," a real-time strategy video game about medieval warfare and civilization-building.

Gale Primary Sources Adds New Archives Focused on Histories of Underrepresented Communities

Library provider and publisher Gale has added to its Primary Sources research platform six new archives focusing on the stories and histories of global LGBTQ+ communities, women, Native Americans, and other underrepresented communities.

Intel Unveils First AI Incubator Lab

Intel's AI for Workforce program, an effort to promote workforce skills in artificial intelligence through partnerships with community colleges, governments and other organizations, has announced its first AI incubator lab.

New Sharp NEC Installation Projector Boasts Larger, Brighter Images

Sharp NEC Display Solutions recently introduced a new professional installation projector, the PX2201UL.



Faculty Usage of Digital Course Materials Falls Back to Pre-Pandemic Levels

While many colleges and universities turned to digital course materials to serve the needs of remote learners during the pandemic, faculty usage of e-textbooks and other digital content has decreased now that classes have resumed in-person instruction, according to the latest "Faculty Watch" survey from the National Association of College Stores.

Average Central IT Spending for 2020-2021 Was $7.7M, According to Educause Benchmark Data

The Educause Core Data Service has released its Interactive Almanac for 2021, offering higher education IT spending and staffing data that institutions can use to benchmark their own resource allocations.

Arkansas Program Uses VR for Career Exploration

A statewide initiative in Arkansas is using virtual reality to help residents explore technical career paths and training options.

Equity-Minded Communications Boost Effectiveness of Early Alerts

A new white paper from EAB, "Missed Connections: Recommendations to Improve the Success of Early Alerts Through Equity Based Communications," explores ways advisers can better communicate with students and improve their engagement with the intervention process.

Panopto Teams Integration Embeds Video Management Features in the Collaboration Platform

Video management technology provider Panopto has expanded its integration with Microsoft Teams, enabling a variety of features for securely searching, playing, sharing and managing Panopto videos and meeting recordings within the collaboration platform.

DDoS Attacks Targeting Higher Ed Rose 102% in Second Half of 2021, Netscout Report Says

Network security provider Netscout today released its bi-annual Threat Intelligence Report showing an overall decrease during the second half of 2021 in distributed denial-of-service attacks but a 102% increase in such attacks targeting colleges, universities, and professional schools, compared to the prior six months.