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Educause 2017: Our recap of higher ed IT's premier gathering

We've rounded up all of our coverage from the annual mega-gathering in one place for your convenience.


Big Changes at Unizin: CEO and COO resign after board meeting

Three and a half years after its formation, Unizin is facing its biggest challenge. Now that the consortium is dealing with contract renewals …


How and Why the IMS Failed with LTI 2.0

While at EDUCAUSE last week, we heard from several sources that the IMS is walking away from LTI 2.0. I’m not sure what term the organization is …


In the Era of Microcredentials, Institutions Look to Blockchain to Verify Learning

Philipp Schmidt began thinking about the potential for blockchain in higher education long before the technology became a buzzword.Schmidt, who is …


College students want more technology, ECAR survey says

Getty Images)<p>College students increasingly want more online technology in their learning environments, but many faculty members are wary of …

Higher Education

The 3 Levels of Gamification (No One is Doing Number 3)

Gamfication has evolved into three distinct categories, and hardly anyone is implementing the third.It is no secret that gamifiation can help make …


Can VR be a tool for inspiring empathy in higher ed?

Increasingly, stakeholders across the education spectrum are investing in virtual reality to inspire empathy in students and make campus experiences …


The World’s Most Popular LMS Provider, Moodle Raises Money for the 1st Time

Edtech Business<p>The World’s Most Popular LMS Provider, Moodle Raises Money for the 1st Time<p>Oct 2, 2017<p><b>MOODLE,</b> the Australian company behind learning …


EdTech: Development Of Online Learning Key To Africa’s Future

Online course providers are springing up throughout Africa <b>By Jens Ischebeck</b> <i>Jens is an African edtech expert and founder of Apps-for-learning.com, a</i> …


Technology Moves to the Head of the 21st Century Classroom - MIT Technology Review

Residents of Diepsloot, a township in Johannesburg, South Africa, live in poverty —many in shacks without electricity and running water. Yet every …


Canvas by Instructure Announces Comprehensive Contract With Georgia Tech

SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Canvas by Instructure has announced a new learning management system (LMS) contract with The Georgia Institute of Technology, to support global learners and educators for both residential and online courses.<p>Beginning with a small group of courses in …

Georgia Tech

Barnes & Noble Acquires Deeper Roots in Ed Tech

The company, which runs 769 campus bookstores, recently acquired Student Brands for $58.5 million in cash.

Education Technology

Could virtual reality be the future of training and education?

Virtual reality (VR) has the potential to transform how we learn, by making immersive and interactive content available to anyone, anywhere and at …

Virtual Reality

InstructureCon 2017: Culture as a competitive weapon

In our recent coverage of BbWorld and D2L Fusion, Michael and I came away impressed. Both companies are improving and doing so in ways showing them …


Future of Education

We go to the forefront of a growing educational pivot, from pedagogies developed during the industrial age to new teaching methods being developed in …


New Tech Taps Blockchain to Secure Student Data

Blockchain records and keeps information safe by creating a decentralized record of data that can be confirmed and validated without relying on a …


BbWorld Report: Blackboard May Be Turning Around

We've written similar headlines after past BbWorlds only to be disappointed, so it's prudent to be cautious. We also need to be clear on what …

U.S. Dept. of Education

LMS Revival: D2L picking up new customers and showing they can listen

D2L the company and Brightspace the company's LMS are undergoing something of a revival in the past year. It's not as if they have dropped in terms …


The intellectual value of texting (essay)

Beyond offering opportunities to communicate quickly with family, friends and even teachers, texting also provides some intellectual benefits, argue …


Instructure Reports Second Quarter 2017 Financial Results

SALT LAKE CITY, July 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Instructure, Inc. (NYSE: INST), a leading software-as-a-service (SaaS) technology company that makes …

College finds unlikely key to AI success

Carnegie Mellon University has announced an initiative to bring together its research and education related to artificial intelligence (AI).CMU AI …

Artificial Intelligence

EdTech in Israel: Experts Share the Transformation of Israel into “Startup Nation”

Today, we’re looking back at the second annual Israel EdTech Summit in Tel Aviv. Co-hosted by EdTech Israel and East Wind Advisors in collaboration …

Sesame Street

What makes NPTEL India's EdTech hero — without newsy fundings and valuations

Story Highlights<p>Initiated in 2003 by seven IITs, NPTEL's YouTube channel has over 245 million views.<br>• To put that in perspective, MIT's OpenCourseware, …

Higher Education Text Messaging Platform Signal Vine Secures $2M

ALEXANDRIA, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#EdTech--Signal Vine, a leading enterprise text messaging platform, announces its $2 million Series A funding round …


Campus Technology 2017: Virtual Reality Is More Than a New Medium

By Amy BurroughsExperts weigh in on the future of VR in higher education.

Virtual Reality

Blackboard Unveils New Mobile App for Instructors

NEW ORLEANS, July 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Blackboard Inc., a leading education technology company for teaching, learning and student engagement, …

Fueled by Big Rounds, US Edtech Funding Surges to $887M in First Half of 2017

The bull is back—or is it? After a dip in dealflow and venture capital to U.S. edtech companies last year, the dollars returned with a fury during …

Venture Capital

AI in Education Will Grow Exponentially by 2021

By Meghan Bogardus CortezTeachers will get a boost in efficiency thanks to machine-learning tools.

Machine Learning