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Enrollment, Absences, Lack of Engagement Top Challenges During COVID

It's no surprise that enrollment has been a pain point for colleges and universities during the COVID-19 pandemic. In a recent D2L survey of 171 higher education leaders across North America, 30% of respondents confirmed that enrollment was an area where they've seen the greatest drop-off for students over the past two years.

New Online Telescope for Educators Brings Space Exploration to the Classroom

Slooh, the provider of online, live telescope feeds to students, announced this week it is offering an affordable way for educators to bring space exploration to all students with the Online Telescope for Teachers.

Survey: 78% of Workers Who Leave Their Jobs Turn to Online Learning to Reskill

A new survey from Cengage Group examined why workers quit, what opportunities they are exploring next and what they are doing to achieve those goals.

Windows 11 SE Education Devices Now Shipping

Devices running on the all-new Windows 11 SE for education have begun shipping. These include a new Surface SE device from Microsoft itself, as well as Intel- and AMD-based devices from Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP, Lenovo and others.



Report: Endpoint Malware and Ransomware in First Three Quarters of 2021 Topped All of 2020

A new Internet Security Report from global network security and intelligence provider WatchGuard Technologies found that endpoint malware and ransomware attacks during the first three quarters of 2021 totaled more than in all of 2020.

Upcoming Events, Webinars & Calls for Papers (Week of Jan. 17, 2022)

Upcoming events include the AAC&U 2022 Annual Meeting, Future Trends Forum, and Instructional Technology Council 2022 Annual Conference.

RapidIdentity Intros SafeID Feature for Monitoring User Credentials

Digital identity platform Identity Automation has introduced RapidIdentity SafeID, a new option for education clients using the company's flagship RapidIdentity platform to manage identities and access.

Marshall Intros Zoom-Certified PTZ Camera

Audio and video technologies company Marshall Electronics has introduced a sub-$900 pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) video camera that's certified by Zoom.

James Madison Adopts Online Commons

James Madison University has embedded a digital commons in its website, to better support students in continuing education programs. The institution has adopted software from InScribe, which sets up Q&A communities in online destinations where people already congregate, such as the learning management system.

Southern Illinois U Helping Build Virtual Aircraft Mechanics Training

An Illinois university is co-developing virtual reality software to help students learn aviation maintenance. The project is a partnership among three entities: the Aviation Technologies program at Southern Illinois University (SIU) in Carbondale; workforce development organization Man-Tra-Con; and TRANSFRVR, which develops simulation-based training.