Tags higher education

For open educational resources, Virginia launches statewide platform

by Colin Wood • 11 hours ago

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

by Betsy Foresman • 3 days ago

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

by Betsy Foresman • 4 days ago

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

by Betsy Foresman • 6 days ago

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

by Betsy Foresman • 1 week ago

The new mobile app is "bringing everything together" for students' convenience, said university leaders.

Transcription firm Verbit eyes new languages with $31M funding round

by Colin Wood • 2 weeks ago

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

by Colin Wood • 2 weeks ago

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

by Betsy Foresman • 2 weeks ago

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

by Betsy Foresman • 3 weeks ago

The "Guide Dawg" app will help visually impaired students get to and from class more easily and avoid hazards on campus.