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U of Utah offers technical certificates to liberal arts graduates

U of Utah offers technical certificates to liberal arts graduates

Maryville U offers intensive iPad training for faculty members

Administrators at the Missouri university realized that an initiative to give every student an iPad wouldn't pay off if professors didn't buy in. Its hefty investment in training has been rewarded with significant adoption and strong student results.
 

Southern New Hampshire U lays off part-time staffers in reorganization effort

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The university lays off dozens of remote, part-time staffers (with plans to hire full-timers) as part of a reorganization process ahead of projected enrollment growth for its competency-based division.

Barnes & Noble Education gains foothold in analytics market with Unizin deal

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The company, known mainly as a bookstore operator, scores a potentially lucrative deal with the digital education consortium Unizin that could help it make its mark in the predictive analytics market.

U.S. colleges dodge first wave of ransomware attack WannaCry

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Colleges in the U.S. -- at least for now -- are reporting few incidents related to WannaCry, the attack that knocked out services and systems worldwide. Brazosport was hit.

The Pulse podcast offers a scenario for the future of education

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This month’s edition of the Pulse podcast presents a scenario of a technology-enhanced future for education.

Indiana University's active-learning initiative expands, exceeds expectations

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The university brings its active-learning initiative to regional campuses, seeking to boost student engagement.

Questions for online proctoring companies

Colleges and universities are increasingly employing companies to proctor online exams. If your institution plans to sign a contract with one or more online exam proctoring firms, here are the questions administrators interviewed by Inside Digital Learning said you should ask to secure the services that best meet your institution’s and learners’ needs.

Adel Leo, Western Governors University: "Ask lots of questions. Taking the easier route may not be the right route.”

U of Georgia adopts iris recognition for hands-free authentication

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Despite questions about privacy, colleges using biometric authentication such as iris scans say they are mostly concerned with getting students into campus facilities as quickly as possible.

Free paraphrasing tools can fool plagiarism detection software

Free paraphrasing tools can fool plagiarism detection software, study finds.

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