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New Classroom Camera Tracks Instructors for Distance Learning

Audiovisual technology manufacturer Aver Information USA has launched a new camera for education that uses AI to “seamlessly track” instructors as they move around the classroom.

Nearly Half of Faculty Say Pandemic Changes to Teaching Are Here to Stay

In a recent survey, the majority of faculty (71 percent) reported that their teaching in Fall 2020 was "very different" or included a "number of changes" compared to pre-pandemic times. And almost half (47 percent) felt those changes would remain in place post-pandemic.

Sacred Heart Students Use VR in Coursework

Communications students studying online at Connecticut's Sacred Heart University will be doing at least some of their learning via virtual reality.

Success of Videoconferencing Could Keep a Lot of Ed Work Remote

Two-thirds of people in education expect to see a continuation of remote work post-pandemic. Sixty-five percent of respondents in education agreed that due to the success of remote collaboration, facilitated by videoconferencing, their organizations are considering a flexible remote working model, according to a survey from Zoom.

OpenStax Making Diversity Updates

OpenStax, Rice University's open educational resources initiative, is reviewing and updating images, examples and other materials in its textbooks to improve diversity and representation.

New System Manages AV Assets in the Cloud

Hall Technologies has introduced HIVE Cloud Control, a new platform for managing AV assets, including legacy hardware and IP-enabled and wireless devices. Under one subscription an institution can control any number of rooms and AV devices.

EdX and RIT Create MicroMasters Credit Pathway

Learners who complete a MicroMasters program on edX can now apply up to nine credits toward a Master of Science in Professional Studies at the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Podcast: New Horizon Report Forecasts Security and Privacy Trends in Higher Ed

EDUCAUSE recently released its first Information Security Edition of the Horizon Report, profiling important trends, technologies and practices shaping the future of IT security and privacy in higher education. For this episode of the podcast, we talk with Brian Kelly, director of the cybersecurity program at EDUCAUSE, to discuss the new report, the technological trends on the horizon in IT security, how the pandemic is impacting privacy concerns, and more.

Morehouse College Creates VR Campus and Classes

Atlanta's Morehouse College is launching an immersive virtual reality experience for students in two of its courses: Biology 105 and History 112.

Faculty Awareness of OER Has Increased for 5 Years Straight, Yet Adoption Is Flat

In higher education, faculty awareness of open educational resources — course materials that are freely available for use, reuse, adaptation and sharing — has grown for the fifth straight year, according to a study by Bay View Analytics.