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Upcoming Events, Webinars & Calls for Papers (Week of May 11, 2020)

Upcoming events include TDWI Virtual Summit, SANSFIRE 2020, and OLC Innovate 2020.

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.

Major League Hacking, GitHub Seek 100 Coding Interns

While many students have lost their internships for the summer over COVID-19 closures, a group of companies has come together to put coding students to work. Major League Hacking and GitHub have announced a remote internship program to support young developers by getting them involved with coding projects.

U Penn Turns to Business Process Software for Grade Change Update

When the University of Pennsylvania moved to virtual instruction for all classes and provided students with a pass/fail option, it turned to business process management software from BP Logix to automate the resulting workflow change in the registrar’s office.



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.

New IUPUI Institute to Promote AI Research and Training

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) is launching a new interdisciplinary institute on AI.

International Students of the Future Will Demand Mix of Online and Offline Education

A new report has identified five areas where colleges and universities will have to develop strength in order to woo future generations of international students: social engineering, sustainability, mindfulness, savvy use of technology and the ability to deliver a "transnational" education.

Panopto Launches Free Tool for Recording and Sharing Presentations

Video management company Panopto has launched a free tool to allow teachers and instructors to create and share recordings of their presentations and lectures.

MOOCs Gain Pickup, Respond to COVID-19

MOOCs — massive open online courses — have become a major part of the online learning conversation with the advent of school closures due to coronavirus. Class Central, a site that tracks and catalogs the online learning platform segment, reported a "surge" of attention on MOOCs beginning on March 15, a date when "social distancing" became part of the common language.

ASU’s Thunderbird Grads to Cross Stage as Robot Avatars

Thunderbird School of Global Management, a school within Arizona State University, is planning for a robot-filled graduation. The institution will be using telepresence robots equipped with a tablet computer to provide video and audio of the graduating seniors.

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