This Week in Review – August 27th to September 2nd


Mobile FAFSA a 'Step in the Right Direction'

In order to make it easier for students and families to fill out the 2018-2019 application for Federal Student Aid, the U.S. Department of Education has made available a beta version of a mobile app for students applying for financial aid.

The mobile app will provide users with the ability to complete the FAFSA safely and securely, edit and manage FSA ID, view loan and aid history, and access FSA's signature source of information.

Source: Campus Technology


Seven Australian Universities Targeted in Global Hacking Campaign

Attractive targets for those interested in accessing intellectual property, universities - this time at least seven in Australia, have been attacked by cybercriminals.

According to Secureworks, who discovered the attack, "numerous spoofed domains referenced the targeted universities' online library systems, indicating the threat actors' intent to gain access to these resources."

Source: CIO from IDG

Conferencing - Northeast State Community College and Southwest Tennessee Community College

YuJa Selected by Multiple Community Colleges within Tennessee Board of Regents

After a competitive review process, YuJa was awarded a 3-year agreement by which they will provide site-wide software-based lecture capture, live streaming, and video content management tools to member schools within the Tennessee Board of Regents.

Source: Cision PR Newswire

ePortfolios - Horizon College & Seminary

Horizon College & Seminary Selects Portfolium Student Success Network

Horizon College & Seminary has selected Portfolium’s Student Success Network to provide to track student progress along themed, intentional pathways from college to career.

Instructors will be able to evaluate students' real-world skills while the latter populate digital portfolios which creatively represent their personalized learning journey.

Source: Portfolium News

Online Program Management - University of Virginia

University of Virginia Selects Noodle Partners to Launch Online Master of Science in Data Science

A partnership has been announced between Noodle Partners and the University of Virginia to launch a fully online version of the Data Science Institute's popular Master of Data Science.

Starting in the summer of 2019, this online master's program will " [...] expand our ability to educate the next wave of leading data scientists by preparing them with best-in-class education and real-world experience working with industry partners for a stunningly strong labor market," says Dr. Phil Bourne, director of the UVA Data Science Institute.

Source: Markets Insider

Textbooks - Liberty University

Liberty University Adds Cengage Unlimited Subscriptions to its Affordable Course Materials Program

Saving Liberty students $975 annually on course materials, the new partnership between Liberty University and Cengage Unlimited will provide all digital books and instructional materials free of charge to undergraduate students enrolled in online undergraduate courses.

These students will be able to access course materials across 70 disciplines and 675 courses, with subscription costs covered by the university.

Source: Markets Insider

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