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12/16/2021
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Parsons diversifies curriculum with two new online learning partnerships

The Parsons School of Design, a private school in New York City, announced new partnerships with two online education platforms last week, aiming to diversify its renowned fashion and design curriculum with new courses. Parsons and its parent institution, The New School, are among the colleges and universities building out their online experiences by partnering with third-party providers. Emily Bamforth has the details.


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5 ways the edtech industry changed in 2021

2021 was a landmark year for higher education technology, as longtime players transformed and start-ups battled for a share of record investments. Half of the research and software firm HolonIQ’s top 200 most promising start-ups in North America are in the edtech workforce category, and more than a quarter are in higher education. Staples of the edtech space like 2U, Udemy, EdX, Blackboard and DuoLingo all also made major announcements this year while competing in an increasingly crowded market. Emily has it.


The Cal State system CIO is retiring with plans to pursue music

Michael Berman, the chief information officer of the California State University system, announced on Tuesday that he will retire next spring. CSU appointed Berman as CIO in 2019 after he’d served two years as deputy CIO and chief innovation officer. He led IT operations for the system of 23 campuses serving more than 450,000 students and more than 50,000 faculty. After retirement, Berman plans to work as a higher education consultant and pursue a career as a singer and songwriter, he wrote in a Twitter post. Check out the full story on EdScoop.


A look back at the SLED tech of 2021

As the editorial teams at StateScoop and EdScoop look back on 2021, the biggest stories of the year are obvious: $65 billion in new broadband funding to close the nation’s digital divide, the continued grappling match between chief information officers and their legacy IT systems, and a still-tense operating environment, but one officials are increasingly less likely to describe as a “crisis.” There was no bright line separating 2020 and 2021, and many of the same trends should continue into 2022, but gradually, public-sector leaders have shown they’re becoming acclimated to new (and often remote) working environments, as well as the increased pace of work in a world after the coronavirus. Check out the entire Special Report.


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