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McGraw-Hill Adds AI to Writing Software for High-Enrollment Courses

McGraw-Hill has updated its writing assignment software to use artificial intelligence in giving feedback. Intended for high-enrollment courses where writing is an important aspect of the work, the technology uses AI to do auto-scoring on content and writing style and delivers instant feedback based on scoring rubrics set by the instructor.

15 Trends Shaping the Future of Higher Education

The Educause 2020 Horizon Report has identified 15 social, technological, higher education and political trends that are influencing teaching and learning in higher ed today — and will have a lasting impact on tomorrow.

Johns Hopkins Dashboard Maps Global Coronavirus Cases

The Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University has developed an interactive, web-based dashboard that tracks the status of COVID-19 around the world.

Personal Computing Device Market in Temporary Decline Due to Coronavirus

All categories of computing devices, including tablets, desktops, workstations, laptops and smartphones, will be impacted in 2020 by COVID-19 and its hit on the supply chain and global economies.



CDC Issues COVID-19 Guidance to Higher Ed

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have issued interim guidance for higher education administrators on how to respond to coronavirus.

OLC Offers Resources for Online Learning in the Face of Coronavirus Shutdowns

To help institutions prepare for emergency situations such as a coronavirus outbreak, the Online Learning Consortium has put together a list of tools and advice for handling a quick shift to online courses.

CC Deal with Southern New Hampshire U Could Hurt In-State Universities

Should community colleges sign agreements with four-year institutions that could compete with their in-state brethren? That's the question posed in a column published by Hechinger Report, which recently examined the articulation agreement signed between the Pennsylvania Commission for Community Colleges and Southern New Hampshire University.

New Tool Assesses Impact of Education Policies on Degree Completion

Every state wants to boost the number of college graduates it has. Now, education and arts consultancy Ithaka S+R has produced a new forecasting tool to help people understand what impact changes in state education policy could have on degree attainment rates.

Report: Automatic Textbook Billing Better Deal for Publishers than Students

Is automatic textbook billing a good deal? Not for the students, according to a new study by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group Education Fund, an advocate for the public interest in education.

New Firm Provides Peer Review and Cost Estimation Services for AV System Designs

A new AV company is aiming to improve the quality control process for audiovisual system design. AV Checkpoint offers peer review and cost estimation services intended to help in-house AV teams, architects, engineers and construction professionals vet their planned AV projects.

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