higher education news
Tom Brady backs online learning startup created by Blackboard founder
Seven-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady is part of a new round of investment in Class, a tool suite that makes Zoom more user-friendly for instructors.
University of Wyoming weaves blockchain into wool blankets
The University of Wyoming's sheep program will produce throws made from local wool and use blockchain technology to certify the blankets' origins.
Mississippi State U. creates chief tech transformation officer role
After more than a year of education during the pandemic, Mississippi State is creating a new role above its chief information officer.
University of Connecticut, AT&T plan 5G lab
UConn's Stamford campus will install a 5G lab with AT&T to help students and faculty research the emerging technology.
Purdue U. Global fills new VP and CIO role
The online university for adult learners has hired Tim Werth, an official at Purdue's flagship campus, as its first vice president of administrative services and chief information officer.
Kansas State U. Polytechnic taps Rah Rah for student engagement
Administrators said they wanted a remedy for students who kept saying they hadn't heard about many of the university's on-campus resources.
No one wants to pay $200 for a textbook
Market competition, the growth of open educational resources and a demand for interactive online tools is finally driving down textbook prices.
Ellucian launches 'Experience,' an extendable, single sign-on platform
Executives say the new platform is designed to centralize student data, save them time while logging in and establish a development hub for edtech companies.
Rice University awards more than $1.6 million in startup competition
A team that enables gas stations to update prices and track sales remotely won the top prize at the annual competition.
Accellion breach exposed 300,000 records, University of Colorado says
After a breach compromised "a small amount" of Social Security numbers, the university is setting up a call center as it notifies victims.