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Virginia's Community Colleges Turn to EAB to Boost Degree Completion

Students at Virginia's Community Colleges have a new tool to help identify career goals and navigate an academic path that leads to on-time degree completion.

Indiana U Expands Active Learning Initiative

Indiana University's Mosaic Active Learning Initiative, a program launched in fall 2015 that supports faculty teaching, research and classroom design for active learning environments, has expanded to five of the institution's regional campus.

Y Combinator MOOC for Tech Startups Attracts Thousands of Views

Y Combinator's 10-week MOOC called Startup School is a resource for anyone considering starting their own company. In its fifth week, the course already has more than 80,000 video views.

U-M Researchers Expose Open Port Vulnerabilities on Android Apps

Open port backdoors on mobile phones, especially Android devices, could be exploited to illegally obtain personal information and perform other malicious activity. According to a new study from U-M researchers, it may be more widespread than previously thought.



Microsoft Debuts Surface Laptops, Windows 10 S for Education, Teams for Office 365 for Education

Microsoft has unveiled several new offerings for education, including the forthcoming Surface Laptop and a new version of Windows 10 designed for school environments ā€” Windows 10 S.

Canvas Updates Tutorials, Dashboard, People and SIS Report Features

In its most recent production release notes, Instructure's learning management system Canvas updated its student information system integration, dashboard, people and other features.

On-Campus Enrollment Shrinks While Online Continues its Ascent

More than 6 million students took at least one online course in 2015, representing more than a quarter (29.7 percent) of all higher education enrollments that year, according to a new report from Digital Learning Compass.

2U Acquires GetSmarter for $103 Million to Expand Non-Degree Alternatives

The deal accelerates two of 2Uā€™s strategic growth initiatives: expanding internationally and offering non-degree alternatives.

Should 'Elites' be Allowed to Continue Ignoring Pell Students?

Should elite schools ā€” even the private ones ā€” be required to enroll a minimum number of Pell Grant recipients? That's the question posed in a new report from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce.

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