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MIT to open AI college

December, 2018

MIT is betting artificial intelligence will become so ubiquitous it is investing more than $1 billion to create a dedicated college, combining AI, machine learning and data science with other disciplines. It will open next September.

Exploring positive autism-spectrum outcomes in higher ed

December, 2018
SPECTRUM VOICES—The Spectrum of Opportunity Conference in California included these speakers.
CONFERENCE RHYTHMS—Fun at the Spectrum of Opportunity Conference at Cal Lutheran included a drum circle and an alternative-communication social.

California Lutheran University’s Spectrum of Opportunity Conference aims to help high school students with autism spectrum disorder and their parents, plus faculty and administrators, learn about what’s needed to succeed.

Groundbreakings: Niagara University, University of New Haven and Rivier University

December, 2018
The Veterans Lounge at Niagara University in New York comes after Victory Media recognized the institution as one of the country’s top 10 small private schools for veterans and families. It will open in January 2019.

The Veterans Lounge at Niagara University in New York comes after Victory Media recognized the institution as one of the country’s top 10 small private schools for veterans and families. It will open in January 2019.

For higher ed, investing in OER pays eventual dividends

December, 2018
Achieving the Dream’s OER Degree Initiative increased the number of students enrolling in open education resources-based courses.

Study finds that open education resources provide significant cost savings to low-income students and strengthen instruction and learning.

Community colleges confront hiring challenges

December, 2018
STAFFING SHIFTS—Study shows changes in higher ed hiring from 2016 to 2017 and teaching trends at two- and four-year schools.

Community colleges have seen a drop in faculty employment applications, according to a recent PowerSchool survey. They are are now leveraging new software to fine-tune the hiring process, among other efforts.

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1/24/2019

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Training faculty is challenging. Get tips that encourage faculty to create interactive online courses.

A comment CIO Ravi Ravishanker consistently heard when Wellesley College hired him nine years ago was that the Massachusetts school needed a new ERP system. The 1,100 employees at the women’s liberal arts college wanted a cloud-based solution that anyone could use.

“Unfortunately, there weren’t many choices available at the time, so I renewed our current system to buy some time,” says Ravishanker.

12/13/2018

Students expect their higher education experience to be modern and digital, but for many institutions, core systems across campus still rely on paper-based, manual and siloed processes. By automating processes and modernizing workflows, institutions can improve the user experience while reducing costs and workload and improving efficiency.

From left to right: Lisa Brown, Ph.D., Program Manager, eLearning & Innovation, Montana State University; Colin Smith, M.Ed., Senior Manager, Teaching and Learning Technologies, Montana State University.

Research shows that the use of academic video has the potential to dramatically improve teaching and learning. But too often, the use of video on campus is limited to traditional lecture capture, and driving adoption across the institution can be challenging.

This web seminar focused on how to drive video adoption beyond lecture capture, and improve user engagement with higher-quality content. Presenters from Montana State University shared how they adopted a next-generation video platform, improving student engagement and the user experience while gaining buy-in across campus.