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UNCF Scales Up Student Success Coaching for HBCUs

United Negro College Fund has announced a four-year initiative to help students at historically Black colleges and universities access and complete college.

10 Institutions Developing EdX Courses in Essential Human Skills for the Virtual Age

Following through on a pledge made at the close of its acquisition by 2U, edX is awarding $1 million in grants to 10 institutions to develop free online courses in "Essential Human Skills for the Virtual Age."

SUNY Signs Systemwide Deal with D2L

The State University of New York is partnering with D2L to make the company's Brightspace learning management system available to its full network of campuses.

U Tennessee System Unites Finance and HR Systems in the Cloud

The University of Tennessee System has embarked on a major ERP revamp, replacing its legacy on-premise finance, HR and payroll applications with the Oracle Fusion Cloud Applications Suite.



University of Michigan Launching XR-Enhanced Courses on Coursera

The University of Michigan has partnered with Coursera to launch 10 new courses that will use extended reality to provide immersive experiences in critical job skills.

Pearson Acquires Mondly Language Learning Platform

Pearson has announced the acquisition of language-learning platform Mondly, providing a path for Pearson to add self-study to its line of instructional and assessment solutions, according to a news release.

Ransomware Hit 64% of Higher Ed Institutions Globally in 2021, Sophos Survey Finds

Cybersecurity firm Sophos today released its annual State of Ransomware report showing ransomware attacks nearly doubled in 2021 from the year before, and among higher ed institutions included in the global survey of IT professionals, 64% or 410 institutions said they hit by ransomware last year.

Lumen Learning Grant Challenges Applicants to Improve OER

Open education company Lumen Learning has introduced the Improve It Challenge, a new grant program inviting applicants to improve existing open educational resources for particularly difficult learning outcomes.

6 Principles for Measuring the Cost Savings of OER

A new report from the Midwestern Higher Education Compact, a nonprofit regional organization devoted to advancing cooperation and resource sharing in higher education, advocates for more consistent approaches to determine the savings and benefits of adopting open educational resources.

New CT Leadership Summit: Building a Digital Transformation Strategy

In this free, one-day event, education and IT leaders will offer ideas and best practices based on expertise and research in the field, to help inform your digital transformation strategy.