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Piazza Now Available in Microsoft Teams

Social learning company Piazza has launched an app within Microsoft Teams, bringing its Q&A discussion capabilities to the collaboration platform.

Zoom Intros Home Videoconferencing Appliance

Zoom Video Communications has announced a new device specifically designed for home videoconferencing. But at least one analyst suspects the price may keep buyers at by. In mid-July Zoom announced it would be taking pre-orders for Zoom for Home, a dedicated appliance for allowing employees to meet and collaborate online. Currently, the device is available for pre-order.

EdX Advisory Council Calls for Short-Term Credential Programs, Industry-Aligned Curricula

Learning platform edX recently convened the first (virtual) meeting of its MicroBachelors Program Skills Advisory Council, a group launched in early 2020 that brings together foundations, corporations and academic institutions to "solve shared challenges around reskilling and upskilling in order to address the demands of the future workplace." Discussions in the meeting centered on two key areas: credentials and content.  

Spelman College Changes Course, Moves to Virtual Instruction for All Students in the Fall

Just a few weeks after announcing a phased reopening plan for the fall semester that would have included both in-person and online instruction, Spelman College has made the decision to switch to an entirely online model.

Updated: Free and Discounted Ed Tech Tools for Online Learning During the Coronavirus Pandemic

As more and more colleges and universities have shut down their campuses to curb the spread of COVID-19, education technology companies have stepped forward to help move student learning to the virtual realm.

More Than Half of U Arizona's Fall Classes Will Have an In-Person Component

When the University of Arizona's fall semester begins on Aug. 24, instruction will be a mix of in-person and remote learning — with more than half of all classes including an in-person component.

Podcast: How Indiana University Is Preparing Classrooms for Blended Learning

Julie Johnston, director of learning spaces for Indiana University, has been working hard to make classrooms safe for students and faculty this fall. In this episode of the Campus Technology Insider podcast, she talks with Executive Editor Rhea Kelly about how the new reality of COVID-19 is impacting IU’s campuses, the challenges of preparing classrooms for the fall, and technology’s role in ensuring a successful teaching and learning experience.

McGraw-Hill, TutorMe Expand Free Tutoring

McGraw-Hill has announced an expanded partnership with TutorMe. Students using use McGraw-Hill's Connect will receive a free 60-minute tutoring session for their courses.

Cengage Offers Free College Math Boot Camps

Education technology company Cengage is running free math readiness boot camps for students, to help them prepare for college.

Students Think Online College Should Cost Less

A single-question survey of more than 17,000 incoming college students across the United States and Canada has found that students believe online courses don't have the same value as the in-person experience.