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StraighterLine Launches 2 New Distance Courses

StraighterLine has released two new online courses for higher ed, IT Fundamentals and Survey of World History.

Syracuse U's iSchool Adds Private Partner To Expand Online Programs

The School of Information Studies (iSchool) at Syracuse University has tapped a private partner in an effort to strengthen its online graduate degree programs.

Report: Phishing Attacks on the Rise

Phishing attacks are up 13 percent and spear phishing attacks are up 22 percent from 2014, according to new research from Wombat Security Technologies.

Eduventures Publishes Report on Learning Management Systems

Blackboard excels in "playing well" with the enterprise resource planning and student information systems in a school but its ability to "scale seamlessly" is middling. D2L's Brightspace "integrates with (nearly) everything," but the product roadmap is little influenced by its customers' requests. The Canvas platform from Instructure "meets or exceeds" the core requirements from the "vast majority" of colleges and universities, but its training and support relies heavily on its own community of customers. Those are just a few of the findings from the 2016 report on learning management systems, published this week by education advisory firm Eduventures for its clients.



Instructure and Echo360 To Get Tighter Integration for Student Activity Reporting

A company that synchronizes video and audio course presentations has committed to a deeper partnership with Instructure, which produces the Canvas learning management system.

Stanford Launches New Innovative Teaching and Course Design Grant Program

Stanford has launched a new Winter 2016 Grant Program, which aims to provide financial support for innovative uses of technology and course designs and redesigns.

Stanford's PERTS Taps Private Partner To Spread Growth Mindset

Stanford University's Project for Education research That Scales has partnered with ClassDojo in an effort to bring "growth mindset" to millions of students across the country.

U North Carolina Chapel Hill Expands Mobile App Functionality with User Experience Platform

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has implemented a user experience platform that enabled information technology services staff to expand the functionality of its CarolinaGo mobile app for students.

Report: Organizations Struggle With Data Quality Issues

Although educational institutions and other organizations are making greater use of data to support business outcomes, in many cases the quality of that data is not high enough to support goals such as improved customer experience, decision making and governance, according to a new report from Experian Data Quality, a provider of data quality software and services.

U California San Diego Looks Ahead to Robotics Research Following Apple Acquisition

Apple's acquisition of Emotient, an artificial intelligence start-up founded by three University of California San Diego (UCSD) researchers, has cleared the way for further robotics research at the university.

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