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New VitalSource Feature Offers AI-Generated Practice Activities

Education technology company VitalSource has added a component to Bookshelf, its digital textbook platform, to generate practice activities. The new function, CoachMe, uses artificial intelligence to generate questions that are formed from the text and shown in the margins of the page.

Cybersecurity Survey: External Threats Growing Faster Than Response Capabilities

In a new survey, a majority of education organizations reported they have not improved their cybersecurity detection or resolution capabilities — even as attacks against schools have skyrocketed during the pandemic.

Ransomware Source in Finalsite Attack Identified as School Websites Functioning Again

School website provider Finalsite said Monday that a cyber-investigation has identified the threat actor behind a ransomware attack last Tuesday that prompted the company to shut down its systems, taking about 3,000 school websites offline for most of the week in the process.

Ransomware Attack on Software Provider Finalsite Shuts Down Thousands of School Websites

Thousands of K–12 schools and universities found their websites inaccessible last week after website software provider Finalsite was hit by a ransomware attack. The company was still working to restore full functionality Friday afternoon.

GSV Unveils 2022 EdTech150 List of Leading Companies in Digital Learning

GSV Ventures has unveiled the 2022 edition of the GSV EdTech 150, its annual list of the world’s “leading, most transformational growth companies in digital learning.”

Deloitte's Salesforce Bootcamps Surpass 1K College Students Trained

Deloitte this week announced that it has now trained more than 1,000 college students in its Salesforce Bootcamps through the Deloitte Digital Salesforce Academy, holding over 30 bootcamps at colleges across the country to provide students with a foundation in Salesforce technology and an introduction to the world of consulting.

University of Cambridge, Cambridge Hospitals Partner with GigXR to Co-Create Holographic Simulation Medical Training

GigXR, a global provider of extended reality (XR) solutions for instructor-led teaching and training, has partnered with the University of Cambridge and Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to co-create holographic acute-care simulations for training medical professionals at every level, according to a news release.

Florida's Polk State College, Safal Partners Launch Cybersecurity Registered Apprenticeship Program

As a national shortage of cybersecurity workers continues to grow more critical, Polk State College in Winter Haven, Fla., has launched a Cybersecurity Technician Apprenticeship Program in partnership with Safal Partners, a U.S. Department of Labor national industry intermediary.

Community College Students Want More Flexibility, Technology in Their Courses

When asked about their preferences for a post-pandemic academic experience, most community college students in a recent survey said they want to take some courses in a fully online format, and many desired a combination of in-person and online instruction.

State College of Florida and Flatiron School Team Up to Offer Software Engineering Bootcamps

Flatiron School, which trains students in 21st-century skills with courses in software engineering, data science, cybersecurity, and product design, is partnering with State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota and its Coding Academy to launch several 24-week software engineering bootcamps for SCF students starting in early 2022.