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Traditional PC Market Up Worldwide While Shortages Lead to Decline in the U.S.

Globally, traditional PCs are continuing to see growth despite bottlenecks in the supply chain. However, according to a new report from market research firm IDC, in the United States, traditional PCs saw their first quarterly decline since the beginning of the pandemic.

Lesson Study Could Transform Community College Math Instruction

One aspect of completion rates at community colleges that doesn't get much attention is the professional development of the instructors. A recent research project suggested that better support for faculty could eventually make a difference in student outcomes, even though the students who were part of the study did no better in the courses than their peers who weren't part of the project.

IBM to Train 30 Million People Globally in Tech Skills by 2030

IBM is setting out to provide 30 million people all over the world with job skills in technology fields by 2030.

Upcoming Events, Webinars & Calls for Papers (Week of Oct. 18, 2021)

Upcoming events include InfoComm 2021 and League for Innovation in the Community College Learning Summit.

New Orleans STEM District to Combine Education Center and Innovation Hub with Entertainment Facilities

A new development project in the eastern section of New Orleans aims to expand science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education for children and adults from under-resourced communities.

Remote Access Software Enables Online Lab Work

Keysight Technologies has introduced PathWave Lab Operation for Remote Learning, a remote access solution designed for online learning that enables the remote setup of instrument labs.

Instructure Updates Canvas LMS with Improvements to Discussions, Studio and More

During Instructure's latest user conference, the company introduced new functionality in Canvas, its learning management platform, and reminded the Canvas community that the year has brought many updates to its other products as well.

Colleges Spending Record Amounts to Woo Students

Even as enrollment has declined in higher education, colleges and universities are spending record amounts to persuade students to apply, according to an article recently published in The Hechinger Report.

New Enrollment Solution Marries Disparate Student Success Tools

Liaison International has launched Total Enrollment, an enrollment management and student success solution that combines operational, workflow and management tools to support the student lifecycle.

Assessment Tool Gauges Cost of Technology Decisions

Higher Digital, a provider of consulting, software, and data benchmarking tools for higher education, has created a new assessment tool focused on the organizational behaviors and conditions that lead to "technical debt."