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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.

Courseware in Context Framework Gets Update, OLC Takes Over Project

The Courseware in Context Framework is getting a number of updates for 2018. The free suite of resources, originally launched in 2016 by the Online Learning Consortium and Tyton Partners (with contributions from SRI International), offers information and guidelines for selecting and implementing digital courseware products.

Microsoft Teams Adds Support for Surface Hub Devices

Microsoft gave the green light this week for organizations to deploy the Microsoft Teams app on Surface Hub devices.

Talari Launches SD-WAN Solution for Connecting Multiple Cloud Services

Talari Networks announced a new offering targeting the growing software-defined wide-area-network space, highlighting connectivity to multiple cloud services.

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