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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.

COVID-19 Wreaks Havoc on High Schooler College Plans

Due to changes in education wrought by COVID-19, the number of 2020 high school graduates who went to college immediately this fall dropped by nearly 22 percent, compared to 2019 graduates.

Community Colleges Get Moody's Downgrade

Moody's has given a negative outlook to community colleges for 2021, matching the negative outlook it had already issued for four-year public and private universities.



Vocational School Turns to Interactive Displays for Remote Instruction

Georgia Career Institute, a vocational school with three campuses, has adopted 16 Google Jamboard interactive displays from BenQ to add interaction, engagement and better student comprehension to its remote instruction.

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.