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Utah Tech University Equips New Science Building and Other Classrooms with Extron AV Technology

Utah Tech (UT) University in St. George has outfitted its new Science, Engineering, and Technology (SET) building with Extron's latest audiovisual (AV) technology, as well as retrofitting additional rooms across campus in order to standardize their systems.

Ellucian Acquires EduNav Academic Planning and Student Success Tools

Ellucian has announced the acquisition of EduNav, a provider of higher education academic planning and student success tools, according to a news release.

Ithaka S+R Launching New Universal Credit Explorer Website

Higher education research, guidance, and project design organization Ithaka S+R has announced in a release that it is working on a "new, public, nonprofit, national credit mobility website" to launch later in 2024 in collaboration with several higher education institutions across Connecticut, South Carolina, and Washington.

NIST Cybersecurity Framework Gets First Refresh

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released an update to its Cybersecurity Framework — the first since the guidance document was issued in 2014.

University of Maryland Upgrades Wireless Network to Authenticate 80,000 Devices Campuswide Daily

The University of Maryland (UMD) has chosen Hewlett Packard's HPE Aruba Networking Edge Services Platform as its campuswide networking solution.

Microsoft Partners with Startup Mistral AI to Advance Next-Gen LLMs

Microsoft has entered into a multi-year partnership with French AI startup Mistral AI to advance the development and deployment of next-gen LLMs. The collaboration marks a milestone on the road to bridging the gap between cutting-edge research and tangible, real-world AI applications, the companies said.

Researchers Identify 'Smishing' Attack that Uses AWS SNS

A first-of-its-kind "smishing" attack is using Amazon Web Services' Simple Notification Service, or SNS, to impersonate the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Macmillan Learning Beta Launches AI Question Creator on iClicker to First 5,000 Instructors for Testing

Macmillan Learning has launched a beta version of its AI Question Creator to run on the iClicker platform. The generative AI-driven application creates unique questions that can be used for quizzes, assignments, and polls, the company said.

Survey Suggests Higher Ed Institutions Are Not Ready for Generative AI

In Cengage's annual digital learning pulse survey, roughly 95% of two- and four-year higher education administrators, faculty, and trustees responded that they expect generative AI tools to change their institution over the next five years.

16-State Commission on Artificial Intelligence and Education Established

The Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) has established a new Commission on Artificial Intelligence and Education, convening "leaders in education and business to chart a course for how AI is used in classrooms and how to prepare a workforce that is being transformed by technology."