News Update
Breaking Stories in Higher Ed 9/27/2017


  • Education Data Breaches Double in First Half of 2017

    The number of lost, stolen or compromised records is up 164 percent in the first six months of this year compared to the last half of 2016, according to a new report. The number of breaches in the education sector more than doubled in the same period, jumping 103 percent, according to the report.

  • Colleges Using AR/VR to Educate Homeowners on Disaster Clean-up

    Experts estimate that hurricane-destroyed homes could take years to rebuild. A small team of IT leaders in higher education and experts from the building trades hope to expedite the work with an augmented and virtual reality (AVR) training program intended to draw people to the trades who previously would have considered it "dirty, underpaying and uninteresting."

  • Cornell U Merges Teaching Excellence, Academic Tech Units

    Cornell University has recently reorganized part of its provost's office to bring together faculty development and instructional technology.


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