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Upcoming Events, Webinars & Calls for Papers (Week of Aug. 10, 2020)

Upcoming events include SANS Network Security 2020, WCET 32nd Annual Meeting and QMConnectLX.

Cengage Intros E-textbook Subscription Option

Cengage has announced the launch of Cengage Unlimited eTextbooks, a new subscription option that gives students access to 14,000-plus e-textbooks, study guides, test prep and other resources for $69.99 a semester.

Fairfield U Monitoring Staff and Student Health with Mobile App

As students, faculty and staff return to campus at Fairfield University, they will report their daily health symptoms through the mobile campus safety tool LiveSafe Mobile App.

Turnitin Expands Academic Integrity Checks

Turnitin has introduced an enhanced academic integrity solution with new features to help detect unoriginal coursework.



Education Design Lab Fund to Help Community Colleges Develop Workforce-Relevant Credentials

Nonprofit Education Design Lab has launched a $2.5 million Community College Growth Engine Fund, devoted to helping community colleges across the United States create short-term credentials that connect workers with in-demand jobs and industries.

Big Ten Universities Partner to Offer Free Online Courses

This fall, students at any of the seven participating Big Ten Academic Alliance universities will have access to free online courses at other Big Ten schools.

Ascendium Issues Grants to Help Orgs Continue Their Ed Improvement Programs

Two organizations have received sizable grants to continue their education reform work in the midst of the challenges posted by COVID-19.

MIT Develops Open Source Tool to Support Spontaneous Online Conversations

Researchers at MIT's Sloan School of Management have developed a new software platform for having private, on-the-spot conversations online. Called Minglr, the open source tool is designed to replicate the kinds of interactions people might have before and after meetings, in the lobby during breaks of conferences and around the office coffee machine, in a virtual environment.

New AVer Distance Learning Camera Features AI Auto Tracking

AVer has introduced a new distance learning camera that uses artificial intelligence to automatically detect and follow an instructor's movement in the classroom, with no need for a camera operator.

Instructors Believe Students More Likely to Cheat When Class Is Online

One outcome for the shift to online classes, according to the college and university instructors now teaching them, is that students will be more likely to cheat. In a recent survey, 93 percent of educators said they expected online learning to be more conducive to academic dishonesty.

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