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UNCF Building Shared Online Education Platform for HBCUs, with Focus on Culture and Community

The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) has announced plans to build a new online learning platform for historically Black colleges and universities, dubbed HBCUv.

New Modern Campus Tool Offers Personalized Web Experiences

Learner engagement technology provider Modern Campus has launched Instinct, a new personalization engine within its Omni CMS web content management system that enables colleges and universities to engage learners with digital experiences that are designed for their individual interests and needs.

Only Half of Homes in Continental U.S. Receive 'True' Broadband Internet Access

A new report from research firm The NPD Group found that just 50% of homes in the continental United States have access to broadband internet with a download speed of 25Mbps or higher.

Gartner: 7 Security and Risk Management Trends for 2022

In a recent report, Gartner outlined seven trends impacting cybersecurity and risk management practices in the coming year.

Survey: How the Pandemic Impacted Student Enrollment Choices

More than 40% of college students in a recent survey said their decision to attend their current institution was impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

University of Illinois Uses AI Chatbot to Grow Student Recruitment for Online MBA Program

The University of Illinois's Gies College of Business is employing an artificial intelligence-powered chatbot to help prospective students gain information about its online MBA program.

D2L Brightspace Update Adds Video Tools, Collaboration Features

Education technology company D2L has introduced a number of tools and enhancements for its Brightspace learning management system designed to boost collaboration and learning.

By 2026, 1 in 4 People Will Spend at Least 1 Hour Per Day in the Metaverse

Gartner predicts that within four years, 25% of people will spend at least one hour per day in the metaverse — a "collective virtual shared space, created by the convergence of virtually enhanced physical and digital reality … accessible through any type of device," as the research firm defines the term.

Mobile Platform Connects Students to Services and Support

Peer tutoring platform Penji has released Penji Student Support, a tool for connecting students to advisers, mentors, tutors, coaches and counselors via mobile app.

Echo360 Grant Program Seeks Impact and Innovation in Learning

Video-based learning platform Echo360 has announced its 2022 Global EdTech Grants, focused on improving learner outcomes across global education, business and government organizations.