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Middle Tennessee State University Creates Self-Help Interface for Faculty AV Support

With a campus of 55 buildings containing over 420 AV-equipped and over 1,000 university-owned PCs, Middle Tennessee State University found it difficult for technology support staff to respond in person to numerous requests for help, many of which were simple problems. So MTSU's AV control system programmers developed an AV user interface for their Extron TouchLink Pro touch panels to take care of routine AV system operation and minor troubleshooting.

Reimagining Courseware from an Equity-First Perspective

Earlier this year, Lumen Learning announced a partnership with Howard University to help develop equity-centered learning solutions for a new statistics course and platform. We spoke with Dr. Morris Thomas, assistant provost for digital and online learning and director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching, Learning & Assessment at Howard, and Kim Thanos, founder and CEO of Lumen Learning, about developing courseware with an equity-first perspective, giving students multiple pathways to success, building in support for faculty, and more.

Promethean Acquires Digital Whiteboard App Explain Everything

Interactive display maker Promethean has acquired the digital whiteboard platform Explain Everything, which allows users to create lessons, activities, and interactive presentations on any mobile device.

Georgetown Launches Bachelor's Completion Program on Coursera

Georgetown University's School of Continuing Studies has partnered with Coursera to offer a new pathway to degree completion for adult learners.

Meta Partners with UK Startup Bodyswaps to Bring VR Learning to 100 Colleges and Universities

UK virtual reality (VR) soft skills company Bodyswaps and Meta Immersive Learning have announced a partnership to give 100 colleges and universities across the U.K., U.S., Ireland, Canada, France, and Belgium access to VR hardware and software through $150 million in grants from Meta and Bodyswaps' full soft skills learning library.

Online Discussion Platform Adds AI Writing Assistant

Online discussion platform Packback has introduced Deep Dives, an AI-enabled writing coach designed to help students improve their writing.

Texas Tech University to Pilot Statewide Online Diploma Completion Program

Texas Tech University is launching a one-year pilot program to help students in the state complete their diplomas or earn a GED. The program is in partnership with TTU K–12, a fully online school district operated by Texas Tech, and is being made possible by a $1.8 million grant from the United States Department of Education and the Texas Workforce Commission.

D2L Brightspace Creator+ Package Enables Digital Course Creation with No Coding Experience Required

Learning technology company D2L has launched its Brightspace Creator+ package, allowing anyone to create digital courses without having to learn coding.

The Impact of Storytelling on Learning

The benefits of storytelling in teaching and learning are well established — and digital tools can help make stories more interactive, boost engagement, and convey ideas more effectively. Here's how to make the most of technology and sidestep common mistakes in the use of storytelling for learning.

Like Leading a World-Class Orchestra: The FLEXspace Community

CT talks with Lisa Stephens, recipient of the EDUCAUSE Community Leadership Award for 2022.