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Stony Brook Team Builds Spare-Parts Ventilator in 10 Days

A cross-disciplinary team at Stony Brook University in New York has prototyped and tested a ventilator that could be used as an alternative to standard ventilators should the supply run out. The project was done in 10 days.

Crossbraining Uses Video Capture for Assessment

An education technology company has enhanced a program for experiential learning and assessment that can be used with K-12 and career and technology students.

U Michigan Expanding Online Programs in Public Health for the Fall

The University of Michigan is adding new online programs for the fall, including a new master's degree in public health.

Upcoming Events, Webinars & Calls for Papers (Week of April 20, 2020)

Upcoming events include the STEAM Week 2020, OLC Ideate, and the Campus Technology Distance Learning Summit.



4,000-Plus U.S. Higher Ed Institutions Impacted by COVID-19; More Than 25 Million Students Affected

At last count, 4,235 higher education institutions across the United States have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic — affecting an estimated 25,798,790 students, according to a visualization from Entangled Solutions.

Amazon Initiative Offers Resources for Educators Switching to Remote Learning

Amazon Web Services Education has introduced a set of free resources intended to help teachers and faculty in K-20 with their transitions to remote teaching and learning.

California CCs Adopt Labster for Virtual Lab Work

With nearly all campuses transitioning to online learning during the COVID-19 outbreak, California's community colleges will let students continue their science lab-based education by giving them access to virtual laboratories.

Coursera Machine Learning Tool Matches On-Campus Courses with MOOC Resources

Coursera has introduced a new tool that helps universities identify courses on the company's online learning platform that most closely match their on-campus offerings.

University Expands Chatbot Use to Handle Students' Coronavirus Questions

Lamar University in Texas is using a chatbot to help share information with students during the coronavirus pandemic.

New Johns Hopkins Tracking Map Delves Deeper into U.S. COVID-19 Data

Johns Hopkins University has launched a United States-specific COVID-19 tracking map with comprehensive county- and state-level data.

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