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Upcoming Events, Webinars & Calls for Papers (Week of Jan. 7, 2019)

Upcoming events include the Association of American Colleges and Universities 2019 Annual Meeting, LearnLaunch Across Boundaries Conference, and E-Learning 2019.

McGraw-Hill ALEKS to Add AI-Based Nudge Alerts

Later this year McGraw-Hill Education will be introducing a new artificial intelligence feature to Assessment and Learning in Knowledge Spaces (ALEKS), a McGraw-Hill learning product that uses adaptive questioning.

College Researchers Impacted by Federal Shutdown

The third-longest federal government shutdown in history is impacting researchers who rely on agencies to fund their college and universities projects.

Learning Machine Update Brings Together Blockcerts and Open Badges

The Learning Machine Issuing System can now be used for both Blockcerts and IMS-compliant Open Badges. The means education providers can "consolidate issuing both micro-credentials and blockchain-secured official records from the same system," according to a news announcement.



Partnership Working to Connect Degrees and Certifications

Workcred, a nonprofit organization focused on credentialing in the workforce, is partnering with the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities and the University Professional and Continuing Education Association to help create opportunities for undergraduate students to earn certifications as part of their degree program.

Upcoming Events, Webinars & Calls for Papers (Week of Dec. 31, 2018)

Upcoming events include EdgeCon 2019, the Association of American Colleges and Universities 2019 Annual Meeting, and LearnLaunch Across Boundaries Conference.

Senate Passes Bill to Streamline FAFSA Data Collection

The U.S. Senate passed a bill on Thursday to improve the way that the IRS and Department of Education communicate information for FAFSA applications.

American Universities Are Next Battlefront for U.S.-China Tech Debate

The federal government is grappling with how to develop policies to curb Chinese economic espionage at American universities without falling into racial or ethnic profiling.

Survey: Gen Zers Motivated by Money to Learn

Gen Zers aren't shy about saying money motivates them to learn. According to a survey conducted online for LinkedIn in October among 3,072 adults working full time, the top two reasons these individuals consider learning important is to improve at their jobs and to make more money.

Understanding Prospective Student 'Mindsets' Can Lift Impact of Communications

Students display specific hopes and dreams as they approach the work of choosing the right college to attend. Understanding those "mindsets" can help the institution personalize their interactions with prospective students more effectively, according to a new report from Eduventures.

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