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National University Blockchain Initiative Pilots Digital Transcripts

National University in California has partnered with GreenLight Credentials to create blockchain-secured digital student transcripts that can be shared with other educational institutions or prospective employers.

Occupancy Count Tool Reaches into Ed Settings

To measure how many people are visiting a space in real time, BlueZoo's BlueFox Count uses sensors to continuously count probes from mobile phones.

Library of Congress Digitizes Presidential Collections

The world's largest library, the Library of Congress, has digitized the collections of papers from 23 early presidents, from George Washington to Calvin Coolidge. The work has taken nearly two decades of effort, and the results — 3.3 million images — are openly available online.

Community College Librarians Keep Digital Platform Running in California

A recent effort by the Community College League of California has resulted in a three-year agreement to cover the renewal costs of a shared library services platform.



MOOC Enrollment Explodes in 2020

According to a new report by Class Central, a company that tracks massive open online courses, of all learners who have registered for MOOCs throughout their history, a third did so last year.

Report: Transition to Remote Work Has Long-Term Impact

In a recent survey, 70 percent of global IT leaders reported that more than half of their companies' employees are working remotely due to the pandemic. That's roughly triple the share of staffers working remotely before the COVID-19 shutdown, according to a report from Infoblox and Zogby Analytics.

Higher Ed Loses 560,200 Students in Fall 2020 over Fall 2019

College enrollments have fallen by 2.5 percent overall for fall 2020, almost twice the size of the fall 2019 decline. The latest and final reporting by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center for the semester stated that higher education lost about 560,200 students over the previous year.

Faculty Expect to Return to Face-to-Face Instruction for Fall 2021, but with Online Elements

The reopening of campuses post-pandemic won't necessarily spell the end to online learning, according to a recent survey from Top Hat.

10 Lessons for Colleges on COVID Testing

A new "rapid expert consultation" on COVID-19 testing from the National Academies explores strategies to help college leaders prepare for the spring 2021 semester.

Report: 15 Ways to Promote Safe Student Behaviors on Campus During COVID

The National Academies has issued a new "rapid expert consultation" that provides strategies for encouraging students to behave in ways that will help stem the spread of COVID infections on college campuses.