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New Tool Assesses Impact of Education Policies on Degree Completion

Every state wants to boost the number of college graduates it has. Now, education and arts consultancy Ithaka S+R has produced a new forecasting tool to help people understand what impact changes in state education policy could have on degree attainment rates.

Report: Automatic Textbook Billing Better Deal for Publishers than Students

Is automatic textbook billing a good deal? Not for the students, according to a new study by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group Education Fund, an advocate for the public interest in education.

New Firm Provides Peer Review and Cost Estimation Services for AV System Designs

A new AV company is aiming to improve the quality control process for audiovisual system design. AV Checkpoint offers peer review and cost estimation services intended to help in-house AV teams, architects, engineers and construction professionals vet their planned AV projects.

Coronavirus Pushes Online Learning Forward

While the physical campus at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University has been closed due to coronavirus (now referred to as COVID-19 by health experts), faculty have quickly adopted an online teaching platform to reach their students through remote instruction.



Upcoming Events, Webinars & Calls for Papers (Week of March 2, 2020)

Upcoming events include the University of South Carolina Virtual Teaching Conference, South by Southwest EDU, and the Rutgers Online Learning Conference.

9 Resources for When Coronavirus Moves Your Course Online

As universities in China move courses online to serve students remotely in the face of COVID-19 lockdowns, instructors are rushing to modify their pedagogy and incorporate digital teaching tools. To help ease that transition, we've gathered our top stories on online teaching and instructional design, chock full of tips and best practices from the trenches.

Purdue University Global Pilots VR Graduation

Graduates at Purdue University Global recently had the option to participate in their commencement ceremonies virtually, thanks to a pilot program using virtual reality to provide an immersive remote experience of the event.

NYU Response to Coronavirus Accelerates Digital Tool Adoption

When New York University closed its NYU Shanghai campus in response to the COVID-19 epidemic in China, little did it realize how much students would appreciate the efforts the university went through to keep their learning on track. The spring 2020 semester kicked off with school officials determined to use digital tools to deliver learning online as an alternative.

AI Tech to Drive Privacy Compliance

Within the next three years, artificial intelligence will power 40 percent of privacy compliance technologies. That’s up from 5 percent now, according to market research firm Gartner.

Top Cyber Security Threats: Insiders, Hackers, Foreign Governments

A new survey from IT management software provider SolarWinds has outlined the top security threats for public sector organizations.

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