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OER for Workforce Development

SkillsCommons provides a massive but navigable repository for the workforce development pipeline — supporting programs with affordable, openly licensed training and education materials.

OLC to Deliver Discounted PD on Online Instruction to Minority-Serving Institutions

The Online Learning Consortium has received a grant to work with minority-serving institutions as they shift to online instruction. The $50,000 award from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation will fund delivery of affordable, short-term workshops to reach instructors in institutions that need professional development resources most.

Simmons U Plans Dual Paths for Fall 2020

To cover all bases, Simmons University, a private women-focused institution in Boston, has announced its intention to develop an online undergraduate experience in time for the start of school in fall 2020. The new program, being built with the help of 2U, will give students the option of enrolling in hundreds of Simmons courses redesigned this summer for online delivery.

Colleges Show Great Interest in Alternative Credentials But Weak Follow-Through

A survey undertaken by the University Professional and Continuing Education Association and online learning producer MindEdge found that two-thirds of respondents in colleges and universities have seen growing interest in alternative credentials among students in recent years, and nearly half would call it "significant growth" in interest.

Google Meet Now Offers Free Option

Google has just made premium functionality in its online video meeting software freely available to anybody with a Google e-mail account.

The 5 Stages of Moving Online

From determining a remote learning strategy to planning for the new normal and enabling standards-based practices, these five phases describe the progress institutions are making toward excellence in teaching and learning online.

CSU Courses to Remain Primarily Virtual for Fall

This fall, California State University will be keeping most of its institutions' courses online, in response to the ongoing health and safety concerns of the COVID-19 pandemic.

U Arizona Announces In-Person Classes for Fall as Campus Plans for More COVID-19 Testing

The University of Arizona plans to resume in-person classes this fall, after the state began statewide antibody testing with help of the university.

11 Considerations for Resuming In-Person Instruction in the COVID-19 Era

A new set of guidelines from the American College Health Association has provided a run-down of key considerations for safely reopening institutions of higher education as the COVID-19 pandemic slows.

U Arizona Launches Global Campus with 73 Locations

The University of Arizona has expedited plans to launch a global campus, involving other institutions of higher education on five continents, to reach international students whose plans have been disrupted by COVID-19-induced campus closures, international travel restrictions or visa moratoriums.