higher education news
Higher ed CIOs look for more inclusive hiring, workforce
A focus on diversity, equity and inclusion can improve higher ed IT operations, CIOs said at Educause Annual Conference 2019.
Maryland privacy council tackles substandard student data protections
The council's work is a reaction to a recent audit finding that Social Security numbers of students and teachers had not been properly secured.
Five things you should do at Educause Annual Conference 2019
Book a braindate or brush up on your innovation skills. There are more than 300 sessions scheduled for this year's premier edtech event.
Student data exposed in U. Pittsburgh email attachment
Students who received the personal data were asked to delete it and empty the trash can folder in their email client.
Who can make sense of the U.S.'s 738,000 credentials?
A new report from Credential Engine found the number of credentials is growing fast, but the value and relevance of each one remains unclear.
Amazon releases new Alexa API, simplifying custom voice commands
Edtech developers can now design custom Alexa commands that integrate directly with schools' information systems.
Texas universities, agencies given digital accessibility resources
New resources provided by the state government are intended to ensure publicly-funded digital assets are easily accessible by everyone.
Ransomware attacks against schools are surging, researchers find
Nearly 50 school districts and educational institutions have been the victims of ransomware attacks in 2019, according to cloud security firm Armor.
Marquette U. to expand computer science access for local K-12 district
A $2 million federal grant will be used to improve access to computer science education in Milwaukee Public Schools.
University of California president says she'll step down next year
Janet Napolitano, who has spent ten years leading the 10-campus university system, announced she'll resign next August.