higher education news
Tariffs on China limit students' access to technology, warn educators
Edtech companies say they must raise prices to stay profitable, which schools say is forcing them to cut back on critical resources for students.
U. Connecticut names new chief information security officer
Formerly an IT official at Bucknell Unversity in Pennsylvania and Miami University in Ohio, Chris Bernard will start in the new role on July 19.
Student, family data exposed in Oregon State cyberattack
OSU officials say the data of 636 students, prospective students and family members was exposed to hackers engineering a phishing attack.
Stanford's 'QuizBot' helps students retain 25 percent more information
Backed by an artificial intelligence named "Frosty the penguin," a new chatbot was shown to encourage longer study periods and raise quiz scores.
Duke researcher apologizes for exposing student images to Chinese military
A database containing images of 2,000 students has now been used by organizations around the world, including two Chinese military research academies.
As email fades in popularity, Arizona State turns to its mobile app
To meet its students on the platforms they most enjoy, ASU is promoting its mobile app instead of blasting its students with emails.
A third of U.S. workers say they lack data skills
And, according to a recent survey conducted by edX, many of them are reluctant to ask their employers for help.
Virginia universities and AWS announce cloud computing degree
Amazon Web Services says the four-year degree offered by George Mason University and Northern Virginia Community College is the first of its kind.
Public-private partnerships can build IT workforce pipelines, say education leaders
Speakers at the AWS Public Sector Summit said collaboration will ensure students are being trained with the skills employers want.
University of South Carolina announces AI institute
A shared space will allow faculty and students a chance to work together across disciplines to solve difficult problems facing various industries.