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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.

CSU Chico Adopts Speech-to-Text Tech for Faculty

California State University, Chico is offering Otter for Education from Otter.ai to teaching faculty for the upcoming fall semester. The software allows instructors to share live comments and embed education material into online lectures.

USC Deploys $2 Million AV Network in Prep for Hybrid

The University of Southern California is investing close to $2 million in a project to deploy an AV network to cover 248 classroom spaces for hybrid learning.

New App Automates Queueing on Campus

Software startup QU-in has launched a program to help colleges and universities do capacity and line management.



U of Illinois Giving Students Hands-on Experience with COVID-19 Public Health Data Analysis

The University of Illinois Center for Health Informatics recently collaborated with the World Health Organization/Pan-American Health Organization to create an experiential learning program for students.

U Florida Announces Plans for Fastest AI Supercomputer in Academia

The University of Florida and NVIDIA have announced a $70 million artificial intelligence initiative that includes building what they're claiming to be the fastest AI supercomputer in academia.

Top Hat Adds Communication and Community Tools

Active learning courseware platform Top Hat has introduced Slate, an integrated communication tool that enables course announcements, real-time discussions, project collaborations, peer connections, community building and more, all in one centralized hub.

Piazza Now Available in Microsoft Teams

Social learning company Piazza has launched an app within Microsoft Teams, bringing its Q&A discussion capabilities to the collaboration platform.

Zoom Intros Home Videoconferencing Appliance

Zoom Video Communications has announced a new device specifically designed for home videoconferencing. But at least one analyst suspects the price may keep buyers at by. In mid-July Zoom announced it would be taking pre-orders for Zoom for Home, a dedicated appliance for allowing employees to meet and collaborate online. Currently, the device is available for pre-order.

Apple HBCU Coding Program Adds 10 Colleges

Apple recently said it would be adding 10 more historically Black colleges and universities to a program that aims to make HBCUs "learn-to-code hubs" for students.