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Smithsonian Removes Copyright Restrictions for Nearly 3 Million Images

The Smithsonian Institution has announced an open access project that removes copyright restrictions from about 2.8 million images from its digital collection and almost two centuries' worth of data.

Upcoming Events, Webinars & Calls for Papers (Week of March 23, 2020)

Upcoming events include the USDLA 2020 National Conference, Learning Summit 2020, and InfoComm 2020.

CHLOE Report Advice for Online Learning: Focus on Completing Course Reqs

This year's report on The Changing Landscape of Online Education comes as nearly every college and university in the land is taking its courses online in response to COVID-19. In an 11th-hour addition to the report, CHLOE researchers suggested that the immediate goal for any institution right now should be to have faculty communicate with students on completing the tasks and assignments they need to satisfy course requirements.

Updated Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Map Adds Local Data

Johns Hopkins University has upgraded its COVID-19 tracking map to include local data from every city and county in the United States.



Colleges, Universities Struggle with Commencement Decisions

In the face of coronavirus concerns, Monmouth College in Illinois has sent out word that it plans to delay its graduation, which was scheduled for May 17, 2020. And universities and colleges in Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Massachusetts, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, Minnesota, Texas, Utah and most other states have made similar decisions.

Oxford Scientists Develop Rapid Testing Tech for COVID-19

Two research teams — one in Oxford and the other in Suzhou, China — have come up with a rapid-testing technology for coronavirus (COVID-19). The project is taking place at the University of Oxford and Oxford's Suzhou Centre for Advanced Research.

College Spins Off Platform for Real-Time Online Learning

Foundry College, a two-year-old institution that provides "face-to-face" classes online, has spun off its active learning platform as a stand-alone service.

Oxford Recommends Mobile App for Instant Contact Tracking in Time of Coronavirus

As described in a World Health Organization report on COVID-19, Chinese disease officials sent out more than 1,800 teams of epidemiologists with five people per team in Wuhan to track down the individuals that sick people may have come into contact with before they quarantined. A project underway at Oxford University wants to make that process instantaneous.

University of the People Opens Its Online Courses to Any University

A tuition-free university, the University of the People, said it would make its online courses available to American universities, enabling their students to take courses for credit.

2U Offers Partner Universities Help in Training Faculty for Online Instruction

2U just launched "No Back Row PRO," a free set of services to help faculty who are part of its university partners ramp up their online delivery of courses.

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