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OpenDaylight Releases Updates to SDN Controller, Network Functions Virtualization Platform

The ninth release of the OpenDaylight software-defined networking and network functions virtualization platform is out, adding new functionality and marking adoption gains.

Salesforce.org Updates Education Cloud with Enhanced Advising Tools, Advancement Features and More

Salesforce.org today announced a number of updates to its Education Cloud platform, including enhancements to its Salesforce Advisor Link product, new features for developing alumni and donor relationships, new Higher Education Data Architecture capabilities and an expansion to Education Cloud data architecture for K-12 institutions.

Moodlerooms Becomes Blackboard Open LMS

Blackboard is rebranding its open source learning management system. The LMS formerly known as Moodlerooms will now be called Blackboard Open LMS. The company said it's also "accelerating investment and development of the product."

U Penn to Offer Online Bachelor's Degree Program

The University of Pennsylvania will become the first Ivy League college to offer an online bachelor's degree program in the fall of 2019.



MIT Machine Learning Model Learns from Audio Descriptions

Computer scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have invented a new machine learning model for object recognition that incorporates audio descriptions (versus transcripts of audio) along with images.

University of Oregon to Launch Coding Bootcamp

This coming January, the University of Oregon is launching its first coding bootcamp: a 24-week, part-time web development program geared toward adult learners and working professionals.

OpenStax Adds Business Textbook Series

Nearly all of the courses for students earning an Associate of Arts degree in business will soon be covered by a free OpenStax textbook, thanks to a series of six new introductory business textbooks being produced by the Rice University-based publisher of open educational resources.

Interactive Course Materials Associated with Student Outcomes Boost at Kennesaw State

Kennesaw State University has seen a 48 percent reduction the D.F.W.I. (D, fail, withdraw, incomplete) rate in one of its core curriculum courses following a move to interactive courseware.

8 Universities Leveraging Community Partnerships to Boost Student Outcomes

The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities and Coalition of Urban Serving Universities recently announced grants to eight public universities that are forging community partnerships to improve students' access to and overall success in college.

Upcoming Events, Webinars & Calls for Papers (Week of Sept. 17, 2018)

Upcoming events include SANS Network Security 2018, the 2018 C.C.U.M.C. Annual Conference, Construct3D and the Internet2 2018 Technology Exchange.

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