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De-densification Tech Monitors Foot Traffic

In fall 2020, the University of Rochester is planning a hybrid online and in-person approach to meet standards of physical distancing. The university recently adopted a new technology that monitors foot traffic, which it will use in concentrated locations on campus, starting with its main library.

2020 Educause Conference Moves Entirely Online

The Educause annual conference will be online this year.

Crestron Intros Web Conferencing Systems for Small Spaces

AV company Crestron has developed a new line of tabletop conferencing systems that enable "one-touch" web meetings for small work spaces, such as home offices.

Survey: Most College Students Feel Fine Going Back to Campus

A survey of college students found that most were comfortable heading back to campus. The survey was done by OneClass, a company that sells study guides posted by students and faculty.



Prospective Students More Likely to Consider Option of Online Programs

A survey by online education solution provider 2U has found that nearly three-quarters of prospective students said the COVID-19 pandemic has made them more likely to consider online programs.

Colleges Turn to Tuition Freebies to Entice Students Back

Schools are turning to free education enticements to persuade their students to forego a pandemic "gap year" and continue with plans to get college degrees.

Cengage Intros E-textbook Subscription Option

Cengage has announced the launch of Cengage Unlimited eTextbooks, a new subscription option that gives students access to 14,000-plus e-textbooks, study guides, test prep and other resources for $69.99 a semester.

Fairfield U Monitoring Staff and Student Health with Mobile App

As students, faculty and staff return to campus at Fairfield University, they will report their daily health symptoms through the mobile campus safety tool LiveSafe Mobile App.

Turnitin Expands Academic Integrity Checks

Turnitin has introduced an enhanced academic integrity solution with new features to help detect unoriginal coursework.

Education Design Lab Fund to Help Community Colleges Develop Workforce-Relevant Credentials

Nonprofit Education Design Lab has launched a $2.5 million Community College Growth Engine Fund, devoted to helping community colleges across the United States create short-term credentials that connect workers with in-demand jobs and industries.