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NC University Deploys One-Touch Recording Tool for Sales Role Playing

North Carolina's High Point University has designed a new set of Sales Labs outfitted to look like a business setting, where students pursuing sales majors can hone their pitching skills under real-world role-playing conditions.

5 Emerging Tech Trends Impacting the Enterprise

In its latest Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, research firm Gartner has identified five key trends expected to have "transformational impact" on enterprise organizations. Why? They will "create and enable new experiences, leveraging artificial intelligence and other constructs to enable organizations to take advantage of emerging digital ecosystems," according to statement from the company.

AI and Mixed Reality Drive Educational Gaming into 'Boom Phase'

Artificial intelligence and mixed reality have driven demand in learning games around the world, according to a new report by Metaari.

Upcoming Events, Webinars & Calls for Papers (Week of Sept. 16, 2019)

Upcoming events include the Career Everywhere Indianapolis 2019 Conference, the 2019 C.C.U.M.C. Annual Conference, and Educause Annual Conference 2019.



Perceivant Adds Courseware Access, Notifications to Mobile App

Education technology company Perceivant has updated the mobile app that works with its digital courseware. The newest version of BearTracks enables students to access courseware from the mobile application and receive push notifications.

Barnes & Noble Ed Moves FirstDay Access to VitalSource

Two major players in the curriculum segment have signed on to work with each other. The platform produced by VitalSource for delivering digital curriculum will be used by Barnes & Noble Education for its BNC FirstDay access.

New Experiential Learning Toolkit Offers Resources for Learning by Doing

Three Canadian institutions have launched a new experiential learning website to serve as a free toolkit in helping college and university instructors implement EL in their courses.

Campuswire Update Streamlines Course Communications

Education technology company Campuswire has introduced updates to its course platform to address user requests. Version 3 sports a redesigned user interface, a "dark" mode and other changes.

Report Calls Online Program Managers 'Wolves in Sheep's Clothing'

A damning report from the Century Foundation calls into question the continuing use of for-profit companies to deliver online courses in public institutions, referring to the companies as "wolves in sheep's clothing."

2U Calls for Transparency in Online Program Management

Even as the Century Foundation was doing its best to damn the practices of online program managers that work with colleges and universities to deliver online courses and programs, OPM pioneer 2U sought proactively to counter the report's punch by calling for greater visibility in online program management with a new "Framework for Transparency."

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