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For open educational resources, Virginia launches statewide platform
The new website, which already hosts some 10,000 files, is for educators at all grade levels to share and co-develop open educational resources.
New ASU accessibility service lets students get files in more formats
The new tool at Arizona State University now allows downloads of digital course materials in screen reader, braille, MP3 formats.
Howard U. receives $10M donation to fund STEM scholarships
The donation from Karsh Family Foundation will fund full scholarships and educational opportunities for students pursuing advanced degrees in STEM.
Villanova U. hires former Ellucian executive as CIO
Kelly Doney, a former federal IT consultant and executive with the edtech firm Ellucian, will start as the university's tech chief next month.
Penn State's new mobile app puts all academic resources in one place
The new mobile app is "bringing everything together" for students' convenience, said university leaders.
Transcription firm Verbit eyes new languages with $31M funding round
The company says its technology, used in many top learning institutions, will be improved and expanded to include support for additional languages.
Louisiana Tech names Tom Hoover as CIO
Formerly the CIO and dean of the library at the University of Louisiana-Monroe, Hoover started leading IT at Louisiana Tech earlier this month.
Activists pressure colleges to abandon facial-recognition tech
Advocacy group Fight for the Future says the potential harm of facial recognition is too great and that higher education should give it up altogether.
Butler U. app will guide visually-impaired students through campus
The "Guide Dawg" app will help visually impaired students get to and from class more easily and avoid hazards on campus.