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Education at Work Granted $500,000 from Salesforce to Help Students Earn While They Learn

The nonprofit organization Education at Work (EAW) has received a $500,000 grant from customer relationship management company Salesforce's charitable Salesforce Foundation to develop a hybrid "learn and earn" program to help students across the U.S. work part-time for Fortune 500 companies, learn new skills, and pay for college.

Glendale to Be the First Community College to Partner with Dreamscape Learn to Bring VR Learning to Campus

California's Glendale Community College (GCC) will be the first community college, in partnership with Dreamscape Learn, to bring virtual reality (VR) introductory science learning to campus. The program will be housed in a new Virtual Reality Center, funded by a $4.5 million state grant.

Turnitin Introduces iThenticate 2.0 and a New Similarity Report

Academic integrity solutions company Turnitin has announced its iThenticate 2.0 program, along with a redesigned and improved Similarity Report, available across its writing integrity products.

2U Partners with 6 Universities to Offer 50 New Online Degrees

To keep up with growing demand for its "flex" degree partnership model, 2U, owner of the edX learning platform, has signed agreements with six universities to offer 50 new degree programs, to follow other degree contracts set to begin in 2024.



Emory University Partners with Moth&Flame on Virtual Training Library

Emory University's Goizueta Business School and virtual reality (VR) communication company Moth&Flame VR have partnered to develop a VR training library for students and professionals to work on team-building skills.

Report Finds Students Struggling with Being Prepared for Courses and Increasingly Turning to Generative AI, Social Media to Study

In its second annual 2023 "Study Trends Report," McGraw Hill found that college students were feeling unprepared for their courses, but also that they have turned to generative AI and social media to study and would like more learning resources in a similar format.

University of Chicago Researchers Develop Technique to Poison Generative AI Image Scraping

Researchers at the University of Chicago have developed software that can "poison" generative text-to-image machine learning models such as Stable Diffusion XDSL and OpenAI's Dall-E when they scrape the internet for training images.

Anthology to Debut AI-Powered Assessment Tool for Blackboard Learn Ultra

Anthology plans to expand its AI Design Assistant suite of learning tools in Blackboard Learn Ultra to include an AI-powered authentic assessment generator to make it easier for educators to determine student learning mastery, the company said. The new tool will be released in December 2023.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Partners with SkillStorm to Train Tech Talent Across the Midwest

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) and tech talent training company SkillStorm have partnered to offer tech skills credential programs in order to upskill the workforce across the state and in the Midwest and thus provide a talent pool to meet increasing demand to fill tech jobs.

PowerNotes Adds Tools to Assist Students' Research and Writing Process While Using AI Effectively and Responsibly

PowerNotes has introduced PowerNotes+, a new reading, research, and writing platform for higher and K–12 institutions, educators, and students that offers AI tools and features. With these new tools, educators can view their students' research and writing process from start to finish and help them use AI with transparency and integrity, the company said.