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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.

UC Irvine Launches Online Learning Research Center

The University of California, Irvine School of Education has created a new research center that will aim to provide "evidence-based resources, materials and guidelines for teachers and students to improve academic achievement and equity in online learning."

Free and Discounted Ed Tech Tools for Online Learning During the Coronavirus Pandemic

As more and more colleges and universities are shutting down their campuses over the next several weeks in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19, education technology companies have stepped forward to help move student learning to the virtual realm.

Upcoming Events, Webinars & Calls for Papers (Week of March 16, 2020)

Upcoming events include the NACCU Annual Conference 2020, TDWI Chicago Conference, and USDLA 2020 National Conference.

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