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University of Evansville Expanding Online Learning with $1 Million Grant

Indiana's University of Evansville is developing its online education and learning efforts thanks to a $1 million grant from Lilly Endowment. The university will use the funds to "implement major initiatives that will enhance the campus as well as the online learning environment," according to a news announcement.

Sacred Heart University Adopts Yale COVID-19 Saliva Testing Protocol

Two Connecticut universities are working together to run a saliva-based COVID-19 testing program. Sacred Heart University has adopted SalivaDirect, a testing method developed by researchers at the Yale School of Public Health that produces quicker results with a less invasive procedure and no need for specialized equipment.

Amazon Expands AWS Cloud Training Program

Amazon has added new cities for its full-time, 12-week technology upskilling program, AWS re/Start.

10G Networks Promise Millisecond Latency

On the horizon for 2021, 10G offers the promise of delivering 10 times the current most prevalent maximum speeds offered to consumers.



Community Colleges to Bolster IT Training Programs with New Microsoft Datacenter Academy

Estrella Mountain Community College and Glendale Community College are collaborating with Microsoft to launch a new Microsoft Datacenter Academy designed to prepare students for high-demand jobs in the IT sector.

Mixed Reality Medical App Gets Remote Treatment

The company that produces HoloPatient has developed a remote version for pandemic-era teaching. GigXR's original HoloPatient allows medical and nursing students to interact with a holographic patient via virtual and augmented reality. The new HoloPatient Remote is intended to provide students with safe and physically distanced versions of that immersion as a replacement for normal clinical studies.

Miami Dade College Promotes Statewide CTE Opportunities

The eight-campus Miami Dade College is applying a $2.3 million grant to publicizing its career and technical education programs and boosting the number of scholarships available to students pursuing CTE.

Campus Technology Announces New Events Advisory Board

Campus Technology is pleased to announce the creation of a new Events Advisory Board, a group of higher education technology leaders from a variety of institutions across the country who will inform our growing number of virtual events.

Fall 2020 Undergrad Enrollment Worse than Expected; Slips by 4%

Now that there's more data to analyze, the college enrollment news is even worse than projected. About a month into the fall 2020 semester, undergraduate enrollment is now running 4 percent below last year's level.

Instructure Intros Canvas Certified Educator Program

This week, during Instructure's virtual customer conference, CanvasCon Online, the learning management system company announced the Canvas Certified Educator program.