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U Arizona: Students Must Test for COVID or Lose WiFi Access

The University of Arizona has announced that starting in the spring it will require weekly testing for COVID-19 among students living in dorms or attending in-person classes. If they refuse or forget, they'll lose access to the campus WiFi network.

Alabama A&M to Implement New Managed Campus WiFi

An Historically Black University has chosen to upgrade its wireless networking capacity through a managed service. Founded in 1875, Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University recently announced that it had selected Apogee to implement a new high-speed WiFi network in its four colleges and at a 972-acre off-campus agricultural research station.

Rice Using Google Cloud for COVID-19 Data Analytics

Rice University is using Google Cloud's data analytics tools to track COVID-19 cases among its campus community and make real-time decisions to keep students, faculty and staff safe.

Learning Technologies Group Acquires eThink Education

Learning Technologies Group, the parent company of Open LMS (formerly Moodlerooms), has acquired eThink Education. With the acquisition, eThink will be integrated into Open LMS.



Kahoot Acquires Language Game Company Drops

Online learning quiz tool Kahoot has acquired Drops, a company that produces language learning apps. Drops uses game-like activities to help people pick up a new language in daily five-minute sessions.

Open Source, Python and Visual Studio Code Dominate in GitHub Student Survey

Fledgling developers were more likely to contribute to open source coding projects this year than last and adopt Visual Studio Code, IntelliJ and PyCharm as their preferred integrated development environment, according to the latest GitHub "Classroom Report."

There's More to Come for AI in Ed

The biggest uses for artificial intelligence in education haven't been invented yet. But whatever they end up being, people working on AI applications need to keep educators and education policy makers well informed "early and deeply." That's the conclusion of a new report recently issued by the Center for Integrative Research in Computing and Learning Sciences.

New Department of Ed Portal Gives Snapshot of CARES Act Ed Funding

On the six-month anniversary of the signing of the CARES Act, the U.S. Department of Education has launched on online portal intended to show how much states have spent of their education allocations for K-12 districts and colleges and universities.

2U Issues First Transparency Report

Online program manager 2U has issued its first transparency report, which shares details of its agreements with 70 universities, all public or private nonprofit institutions that are supported to some extent by state and federal funding.

Campus Technology 2020 New Product Award Winners

Campus Technology is pleased to honor the winner's of our first New Product Award program. Judges chose winners in 19 categories spanning all aspects of technology innovations in higher education. We are proud to honor these winners for their outstanding contributions to higher education, especially at a time when everything about the way education is being delivered is in flux.