Acceptance Letters Delivered via Snapchat
SELF-DESTRUCTING WELCOME NOTES: Here's a new one: Students who applied early to the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay might find out they got into college via Snapchat. The admissions office at UWGB is delivering acceptance notifications via the popular image-messaging platform, according to WBAY...

Education Department Expands TechHire Initiative to Build Pipeline for In-Demand Jobs
CAREER OPPS: Since President Obama launched the TechHire initiative in 2015, more than 4,000 people have been trained and connected to local work opportunities in IT. Today the U.S. Department of Education announced that the program is expanding beyond its goal of 50 communities. TechHire will add training opportunities to 20 new geographic areas, including Anchorage, Alaska and Puerto Rico...

Tableau Study Looks at How Higher Ed is Keeping Up With Increasing Data Jobs Demand
PREPARING THE DATA-FORCE: Data presentation, statistical analysis and data mining. Those were just a few of the top skills in-demand by employers in 2016 listed in a report by LinkedIn. But are universities keeping up with the growing demand for data gurus? Business analytics software company Tableau today unveiled its year-long study that asks that very question...
E-Literate Analysis Explores European LMS Market
LMS IN TRANSLATION: A new analysis from e-Literate illustrates the size and breakdown of the European market for learning management systems—or virtual learning environments, as they say across the pond—in higher education. Earlier this year e-Literate published an analysis of LMS usage in the U...

Is the District CIO Role Morphing Into an Entrepreneur-in-Residence?
DATA WIZARD: A school or district CIO (or Chief Information Officer) has traditionally held a role of passively consuming data analytics platforms and uploading Excel docs. But now, the CIO role has morphed into something quite different; according to Jessica Terrell of District Administrator, being a CIO is "all about creating systems that aggregate and sort data automatically...