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Northeastern Extends Access to Science Videos

Northeastern University is providing access to the Journal of Visualized Experiments for all of its students, faculty and researchers, as well as local high schools.

Student Interest in Healthcare Field on the Rise During COVID-19

Healthcare has become a big topic of interest to college students. In a study by Quizlet, analysts found that while participation in healthcare (as measured by activity in the company's study tools) initially dropped to 86 percent of usual levels of interest as school closures took place, it rose to 113 percent as remote learning got underway.

Survey: Majority of Learners Believe the Pandemic Will Fundamentally Change Higher Education

In a recent survey of learners of all ages around the globe, 79 percent of respondents agreed that colleges and universities will fundamentally change because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Stony Brook Involvement Fair Woos Students into Campus Fold — Virtually

Stony Brook University in New York has introduced a virtual version of its "involvement fair," intended to help students on and off campus partake in club activities and meet other students, even if they can't do it in person.



U Michigan Broadening Use of Dropbox

The University of Michigan is replacing its current cloud-based file storage, Box.

De-densification Tech Monitors Foot Traffic

In fall 2020, the University of Rochester is planning a hybrid online and in-person approach to meet standards of physical distancing. The university recently adopted a new technology that monitors foot traffic, which it will use in concentrated locations on campus, starting with its main library.

2020 Educause Conference Moves Entirely Online

The Educause annual conference will be online this year.

Crestron Intros Web Conferencing Systems for Small Spaces

AV company Crestron has developed a new line of tabletop conferencing systems that enable "one-touch" web meetings for small work spaces, such as home offices.

Survey: Most College Students Feel Fine Going Back to Campus

A survey of college students found that most were comfortable heading back to campus. The survey was done by OneClass, a company that sells study guides posted by students and faculty.

Prospective Students More Likely to Consider Option of Online Programs

A survey by online education solution provider 2U has found that nearly three-quarters of prospective students said the COVID-19 pandemic has made them more likely to consider online programs.