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06/07/2021
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U. Wisconsin-Madison consolidates IT, starts co-location with state

The university is streamlining IT operations by integrating two central IT departments and through a co-location agreement with the state government. UW-Madison, which enrolls more than 45,000 students, integrated its IT services center and its central campus IT last month, which a university spokesperson said was a natural development from the work already underway. Emily Bamforth has more.


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Colleges should invest in digital learning records, Education Dept. says

A digital learning record system could make it easier for students to re-enroll after the coronavirus pandemic or transfer between institutions, the new guidance said. The document, the department’s latest iteration of COVID-19-era guidelines for higher education, cites digital-learning records as a tool for getting enrollment back up after the pandemic. That could include making it easier for students who dropped out of college during the pandemic to return or recruiting students who might need to get additional credentials to get a job. Through online learning records, multiple institutions would be able to easily access students’ learning histories. Emily has the details.


Emerging Edtech — An EdScoop Special Report

The hype around emerging technologies sometimes encourages skeptical observers to underestimate the likes of artificial intelligence, 5G infrastructure or virtual reality. This collection of editorial coverage — EdScoop’s special report on emerging edtech — is a snapshot of just what promise these technologies hold for institutions in 2021 and beyond, written for an audience of sensible skeptics interested in taking advantage of what the newest technologies might offer. Check out the special report here.


ASU pushes digital trust in higher ed with June summit

In a year with rising cyberattacks on higher education, Arizona State University will this month launch its Digital Trust Summit so that companies and higher education institutions can discuss how to best improve confidence in data security. ASU is looking to move the conversation forward on how to build trust between universities and students and faculty on privacy and cybersecurity, particularly as the coronavirus pandemic continues to move education into hybrid spaces. See the story here.


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