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New CT Leadership Summit Explores Data Practices that Drive Student Success

In this one-day event, education and IT leaders will share their insights and best practices for making meaningful use of data now and building a data strategy for the future.

UCLA Pilots API Portal

The University of California, Los Angeles has gone public with piloting of a fairly new developer portal specifically for APIs. The API developer portal is intended to simplify the sharing and discovery of campus application programming interfaces and web services — some 200 — while also providing a campuswide API governance program.

U Virginia Project to Collect Data on Ed Tech Effectiveness in Schools

An ambitious new project hopes to uncover what aspects are most likely to have the biggest impact on ed tech's effective use in specific kinds of settings.

Survey: 7 in 10 College Leaders Say Microcredentials Could Help Enrollment and Revenue

According to a new survey, seven in 10 higher education leaders (71 percent) said that "alternative credentials" could help them achieve institutional revenue and enrollment goals. Yet, just 60 percent considered credential initiatives "totally" or "very" aligned with their institutions' strategic plans.



New Program Wants to Formalize Value of Life Experiences

Could life experiences be valued with the same heft as a college degree or other formal credentials? That's at the heart of a new initiative undertaken by a nonprofit that develops innovative models for higher education and adult learning.

Traditional PC Market Sees Upswing Despite Component Shortages

Traditional PCs (notebooks, desktops and workstations) saw 13.2 percent year-over-year growth in the second quarter of 2021 — in spite of electronic component shortages caused by the public policy response to the pandemic. However, largely owing to shortages, desktops grew at a higher rate than notebooks, according to a preliminary report from market research firm IDC.

Women's Cybersecurity Training Program Expands with Google Support

Women in Cybersecurity, an organization devoted to recruiting, retaining and advancing women in the cybersecurity field, has expanded its Cybersecurity Training Scholarship Program thanks to funding from Google, Facebook and Bloomberg.

Oklahoma State U Interactive Map Features Locations, Tours, Transit Info

Oklahoma State University has launched an interactive campus map that provides point-to-point wayfinding, integrated virtual tours, live transit feeds and more.

NJIT Initiative Brings Forensic Science to High School Students

New Jersey Institute of Technology is launching a STEM initiative that will expose high school students to forensic science as a pathway to higher education.

Blackboard Partners with AWS to Enhance Virtual Classroom

Blackboard recently announced a partnership with Amazon Web Services to integrate the company's Amazon Chime SDK service into Blackboard Collaborate.