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Community College Improves Retention With Digital Curriculum

An "inclusive access" program at a community college was recently recognized by the Online Learning Consortium.

Community College Pays Hacker $28,000 for Ransomware Attack

Los Angeles Valley College (LAVC) is investigating a ransomware attack that took place last month, forcing the California Community College system to pay an unidentified hacker nearly $28,000 to retrieve stolen data.

Credly Badges Now Available Through Canvas

Students can now earn digital badges when they complete modules in Canvas, thanks to a new partnership between Credly and the learning management system from Instructure.



Free Online Course Outlines How to Avoid Bad Technology Choices for Flipped Learning

The Flipped Learning Global Initiative today announced a new program geared toward helping educators, administrators and IT staff with the technology selection process for flipping the classroom.

U of Dayton to Open Cybersecurity Center Focused on Healthcare

The University of Dayton (UD), a private, faith-based research university in Ohio, has announced plans to establish a center on campus dedicated to cybersecurity and data intelligence.

Penn State Pushes Use of IBM Watson to Improve Student Experiences

An organization at Penn State that brings the campus community together with industry for development of education technology is teaming up with IBM to challenge students, faculty and staff to use the company's artificial intelligence platform, Watson, to improve the student experience at the university.

Report: Librarians Say Info Literacy Is Important, They Don't Have the Tools to Teach It

Nearly all librarians (97 percent) say information literacy contributes to workforce success and more than four in five (83 percent) say it affects college graduation rates, and yet 44 percent said their library does not support information literacy as much as it should, according to a new survey from ProQuest.

Lenovo Showcases Affordable VR Headset at CES 2017

Lenovo is showcasing its own self-contained VR headset this week at the annual International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

Flatiron School, Birchbox Launch Women in Tech Initiative

The Flatiron School, an outcomes-based coding bootcamp based in New York City, has teamed up with Birchbox, a female-founded online subscription service for makeup and other beauty products, in an effort to increase female representation in the computer science field.

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