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Instructure Acquires Concentric Sky, Adds Badges to Learning Platform

Instructure has announced the acquisition of Concentric Sky, maker of the Badgr digital credentialing platform.

New U Arizona Student Success District Brings Together Services and Support

The University of Arizona has created a new Student Success District that consolidates a variety of resources for students, including library services, learning support, tutoring, advising, mentoring, career services and health programs, in one central location.

Lumen Learning Initiative to Focus on Equity-Centered Courseware

Open education company Lumen Learning has announced a new initiative aimed at creating and implementing equitable course materials that will boost student success.

Ellucian, Burning Glass Institute Partner on Student Outcomes Data Analysis Project

Ed tech company Ellucian is collaborating with the Burning Glass Institute, a nonprofit specializing in labor market analysis, to uncover new insights on what makes students successful.



Worldwide IT Spending Projected to Reach $4.4 Trillion in 2022

Information technology spending is on the rise: According to a recent Gartner forecast, worldwide spending will reach $4.4 trillion this year, a 4% increase compared to 2021.

Zoom Rolls Out New Features for Education

Zoom has introduced several new features for education users of its Chat and Meetings functions, fulfilling the most popular requests from teachers and administrators on its platform, the company announced today.

Nevada Partners with AWS on Statewide Initiative to Provide Cloud Computing Education and Certifications

The State of Nevada has embarked on a strategic plan to train, upskill and certify 2,500 Nevadans in cloud computing over the next three years.

Gartner: 3 Ways to Understand the Top Data and Analytics Trends for 2022

The need to anticipate change and transform uncertainty into opportunity is a driving force underlying the top trends in data and analytics this year, according to research firm Gartner.

NASA Grants to Fund Student Research Projects in Space

Students at five universities across the United States will have the opportunity to design research experiments that will be conducted on the International Space Station, thanks to a $500,000 grant program out of NASA's Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research.

Virtual Meeting Platform Creates Space for Ad Hoc Interactions

Online event and meeting platform Shindig has introduced Watercoolr, a tool for more informal virtual get-togethers such as coffee breaks, ad hoc meetups, hallway conversations and other spontaneous interactions.