news roundup

Here’s how tech can solve higher-ed’s pressing challenges

Catch up on the most compelling higher-ed news stories you may have missed this week

Every Friday, I’ll recap some of the most interesting and thought-provoking news developments that occurred over the week.

I can’t fit all of this week’s news stories here, though, so feel free to visit and read up on other news you may have missed.

In this week’s news:

How one school beat the textbook dilemma
With more and more students opting not to purchase textbooks for class, Illinois College had to find a solution.

Universities joining this new, massive talent pipeline
Two Silicon Valley cybersecurity companies are independently calling for more personnel and more university collaboration to battle cybercrime in an era when launching a ransomware attack requires little more than a credit card.

Can corporate funding help connect students to data?
Universities are partnering with the private sector to fund research and expose students to real-world challenges.

ASU receives $10M NASA grant for science courseware
Arizona State University has received a $10.18 million grant from NASA’s Science Mission Directorate Education Community to develop next-generation digital learning experiences that incorporate NASA science content.

Laura Ascione