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VMware Releases Workstation and Fusion Updates

VMware has released major updates to its virtual platforms VMware Workstation 15 and VMware Fusion 11.

Congress Averts Government Shutdown, Funds Department of Education

The United States Department of Education is receiving nearly $71.5 billion for fiscal year 2019, a $581 million increase from the previous year.

Microsoft and Azul Partner to Bring Java to Azure

Azul Systems and Microsoft announced a new partnership that will allow Java developers on Azure and Azure Stack to build and run production Java applications using the commercially supported edition of Azul's flagship Java runtime, Zulu Enterprise.

Perceivant Intros 15 New Courses

Ed tech company Perceivant is introducing 15 new "courses" — interactive courseware designed to replace the traditional textbook.



Office of Federal Student Aid Looking to Revamp Tech and Operations

The Department of Education's Office of Federal Student Aid is looking for solutions to help manage its high-volume system that manages $1.4 trillion for more than 42 million users.

UCSD First Campus to Offer Agent-Assisted Service to Low-Vision Students

The University of California, San Diego has announced that it has become the first Aira-enabled university in the United States. It is offering free smartphone access to the accessibility technology for vision-impaired members of its entire campus community, including students, staff and faculty.

New OLC Scorecard Measures Quality of Online Student Support

A new self-evaluation tool from the Online Learning Consortium measures the services and supports in place for online students.

Blackboard Intros Mobile Ordering App

A new offering from Blackboard allows students to order food and other items from any location via mobile device.

Upcoming Events, Webinars & Calls for Papers (Week of Sept. 24, 2018)

Upcoming events include the 2018 C.C.U.M.C. Annual Conference, Construct3D Blockchain in Education West and the Internet2 2018 Technology Exchange.

Central State U Taps Oracle Student Management to Boost Student Success Efforts

In an effort to increase degree attainment for non-traditional students, Ohio's Central State University is rolling out Oracle's Student Management product for student recruiting, engagement and support.

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