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Blackboard Intros First Data Platform Release

Blackboard has introduced the Blackboard Reporting Stack Developer Tier, the first release on the Blackboard Data platform, which gives colleges and universities direct access to data sets to analyze their learning ecosystem and support institutional goals.

62 Schools Hit by ERP Vulnerability Patched Months Ago

More than five dozen institutions have been victimized by a vulnerability in the Ellucian Banner products, which the company put out a patch for months ago.

Upcoming Events, Webinars & Calls for Papers (Week of July 22, 2019)

Upcoming events include the Distance Teaching & Learning Conference, T.D.W.I. San Diego Conference, SANS Network Security 2019, and 2019 C.C.U.M.C. Annual Conference.

Report: Early Momentum Metrics Predict Outcomes for CC Students

Community college outcomes would be higher, according to a new study from the Community College Research Center, if more students met nine "early momentum metrics." These metrics encompass three areas for year-one students: the pace of credit accumulation during the first semester and first year, completion of gateway courses in math and English, and persistence from fall to spring.



Could Adaptive Tech Offer Bridge to STEM Success?

A new report from STEMconnector, a professional services firm that focuses on increasing the number of "STEM-ready" workers in the global talent pool, suggests that adaptive learning systems could help underrepresented populations gain traction in STEM education.

EAB Taps National Student Clearinghouse Data to Help Boost Degree Completion

Higher education advisory company EAB is partnering with the National Student Clearinghouse to help institutions boost degree completion, particularly among students who started or expressed interest in college but did not complete an undergraduate degree.

McGraw-Hill Pilot to Study On-Demand Tutoring

This fall, McGraw-Hill is launching a pilot incorporating on-demand tutoring into its digital courseware.

Cal State Adds Lumen Courseware to Menu of Affordable Textbooks

California State University's Affordable Learning Solutions initiative has partnered with Lumen Learning to make courseware from the open educational resources provider available to faculty and students across the system.  

AI Gaining Foothold in University Advancement

In a recent survey from the AI in Advancement Advisory Council, nearly a third of advancement professionals reported that they're using artificial intelligence in their work or intend to within the next six months, while the remainder have no plans for using AI applications within the year or deploying or researching AI at all.

Digital Badging Grants Offered to 'Push Envelope' on Micro-Credentials

Education Design Lab has launched a search for four teams that will help improve digital badging.

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