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Cybersecurity Reports See Rise in Education Risks, Highlight Mobile

Two cybersecurity reports that highlight mobile device risks — one from Verizon and the other from NetScout Systems — have also touched on education in their findings.

Upcoming Events, Webinars & Calls for Papers (Week of March 9, 2020)

Upcoming events include SANS 2020, the NACCU Annual Conference 2020, and Textbook Affordability Conference.

SXSW EDU Canceled Due to Coronavirus Fears

The SXSW EDU conference has been called off, owing to fears over the coronavirus. SXSW EDU is an annual education-focused event held in Austin, TX, the week before the main SXSW festival, which has also been canceled.

Mobile Learning Can Promote Student Creativity When Done Right

How can you push students to become more creative? It's not necessarily something that can be taught explicitly; however, it can become an implicit element in the activities you have students do. That was the topic for two University of Missouri researchers who concluded that mobile technology can enhance student learning and creativity if it's used appropriately.



Crash Course Offers Roadmap for Quick Transition to Online Learning

The Flipped Learning Global Initiative has launched a free online course to help instructors and institutions that need to make a quick move to remote learning.

Coronavirus App to Provide At-Home Risk Assessment

Researchers at Augusta University are creating an app that will allow users to assess their COVID-19 infection risk at home in minutes, based on how they feel and where they've been.

McGraw-Hill Adds AI to Writing Software for High-Enrollment Courses

McGraw-Hill has updated its writing assignment software to use artificial intelligence in giving feedback. Intended for high-enrollment courses where writing is an important aspect of the work, the technology uses AI to do auto-scoring on content and writing style and delivers instant feedback based on scoring rubrics set by the instructor.

15 Trends Shaping the Future of Higher Education

The Educause 2020 Horizon Report has identified 15 social, technological, higher education and political trends that are influencing teaching and learning in higher ed today — and will have a lasting impact on tomorrow.

Johns Hopkins Dashboard Maps Global Coronavirus Cases

The Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University has developed an interactive, web-based dashboard that tracks the status of COVID-19 around the world.

Personal Computing Device Market in Temporary Decline Due to Coronavirus

All categories of computing devices, including tablets, desktops, workstations, laptops and smartphones, will be impacted in 2020 by COVID-19 and its hit on the supply chain and global economies.

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