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Courseware in Context Framework Gets Update, OLC Takes Over Project

The Courseware in Context Framework is getting a number of updates for 2018. The free suite of resources, originally launched in 2016 by the Online Learning Consortium and Tyton Partners (with contributions from SRI International), offers information and guidelines for selecting and implementing digital courseware products.

Microsoft Teams Adds Support for Surface Hub Devices

Microsoft gave the green light this week for organizations to deploy the Microsoft Teams app on Surface Hub devices.

Talari Launches SD-WAN Solution for Connecting Multiple Cloud Services

Talari Networks announced a new offering targeting the growing software-defined wide-area-network space, highlighting connectivity to multiple cloud services.

New Microsoft Service Handles Management of Windows 10 Desktops

Microsoft is initiating a new service for organizations in which it'll take over managing Windows 10 desktops, from the initial provisioning process to routine patching.



OpenDaylight Releases Updates to SDN Controller, Network Functions Virtualization Platform

The ninth release of the OpenDaylight software-defined networking and network functions virtualization platform is out, adding new functionality and marking adoption gains.

Salesforce.org Updates Education Cloud with Enhanced Advising Tools, Advancement Features and More

Salesforce.org today announced a number of updates to its Education Cloud platform, including enhancements to its Salesforce Advisor Link product, new features for developing alumni and donor relationships, new Higher Education Data Architecture capabilities and an expansion to Education Cloud data architecture for K-12 institutions.

Moodlerooms Becomes Blackboard Open LMS

Blackboard is rebranding its open source learning management system. The LMS formerly known as Moodlerooms will now be called Blackboard Open LMS. The company said it's also "accelerating investment and development of the product."

U Penn to Offer Online Bachelor's Degree Program

The University of Pennsylvania will become the first Ivy League college to offer an online bachelor's degree program in the fall of 2019.

MIT Machine Learning Model Learns from Audio Descriptions

Computer scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have invented a new machine learning model for object recognition that incorporates audio descriptions (versus transcripts of audio) along with images.

University of Oregon to Launch Coding Bootcamp

This coming January, the University of Oregon is launching its first coding bootcamp: a 24-week, part-time web development program geared toward adult learners and working professionals.

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