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Coursera Taps Learner Community to Grow Guided Projects

Coursera is testing a new program that lets learners develop short courses for delivery on the MOOC platform. The pilot program is currently taking contact information from people interested in creating "community guided projects."

4 Ways Institutions Can Meet Students' Connectivity and Technology Needs

Many students have struggled with reliable internet access during the pandemic, according to a new report from Educause.

15 Mistakes Instructors Have Made Teaching with Technology in the Pandemic

There's a lot that faculty have done right teaching with technology during the COVID-19 pandemic — but there have also been times when technology use has been subpar.

Udacity Adds School of Cybersecurity

Online learning platform Udacity has launched a School of Cybersecurity, a set of nanodegree programs aimed at training the next generation of cybersecurity professionals.



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.

New University of Missouri Lab Explores Emerging 5G Technologies

A new innovation lab at the University of Missouri will focus on developing 5G devices and applications and exploring new use cases for the technology in a variety of fields.

Moravian College Program Provides Badges, Career Support to Students

A new initiative at Moravian College in Pennsylvania combines academic support and global study with career exploration to help prepare students for post-graduation success.

Community-Building Tool Supports Students at Fort Hays State U

Fort Hays State University has deployed a digital community platform from InScribe to boost student communication, engagement and success.

Unizin Data Platform Now Available to Any Institution Via Google Cloud

Institutions no longer need to be members of Unizin to access the Unizin Data Platform, an integration and warehousing solution for data generated by learning tools. The nonprofit consortium has made the UDP available to any college or university through the Google Cloud Marketplace.