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Ascendium Issues Grants to Help Orgs Continue Their Ed Improvement Programs

Two organizations have received sizable grants to continue their education reform work in the midst of the challenges posted by COVID-19.

MIT Develops Open Source Tool to Support Spontaneous Online Conversations

Researchers at MIT's Sloan School of Management have developed a new software platform for having private, on-the-spot conversations online. Called Minglr, the open source tool is designed to replicate the kinds of interactions people might have before and after meetings, in the lobby during breaks of conferences and around the office coffee machine, in a virtual environment.

New AVer Distance Learning Camera Features AI Auto Tracking

AVer has introduced a new distance learning camera that uses artificial intelligence to automatically detect and follow an instructor's movement in the classroom, with no need for a camera operator.

Instructors Believe Students More Likely to Cheat When Class Is Online

One outcome for the shift to online classes, according to the college and university instructors now teaching them, is that students will be more likely to cheat. In a recent survey, 93 percent of educators said they expected online learning to be more conducive to academic dishonesty.



CSU Chico Adopts Speech-to-Text Tech for Faculty

California State University, Chico is offering Otter for Education from Otter.ai to teaching faculty for the upcoming fall semester. The software allows instructors to share live comments and embed education material into online lectures.

USC Deploys $2 Million AV Network in Prep for Hybrid

The University of Southern California is investing close to $2 million in a project to deploy an AV network to cover 248 classroom spaces for hybrid learning.

New App Automates Queueing on Campus

Software startup QU-in has launched a program to help colleges and universities do capacity and line management.

U of Illinois Giving Students Hands-on Experience with COVID-19 Public Health Data Analysis

The University of Illinois Center for Health Informatics recently collaborated with the World Health Organization/Pan-American Health Organization to create an experiential learning program for students.

U Florida Announces Plans for Fastest AI Supercomputer in Academia

The University of Florida and NVIDIA have announced a $70 million artificial intelligence initiative that includes building what they're claiming to be the fastest AI supercomputer in academia.

Top Hat Adds Communication and Community Tools

Active learning courseware platform Top Hat has introduced Slate, an integrated communication tool that enables course announcements, real-time discussions, project collaborations, peer connections, community building and more, all in one centralized hub.