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CU Boulder and Purdue Announce Return-to-Campus Testing Plans

Two campuses have announced plans to require virus testing of students as part of coming back to campus.

COVID-19 Survey Finds 80% of College Students Shifting Gears

A survey among college-bound students in California has found that four in five have had to change their college plans due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

IU Report Offers 4 Recommendations for Online Teaching this Fall

Indiana University has released preliminary findings from a survey of undergraduates and instructors across its all of its campuses, examining their experiences of the transition to remote instruction this past spring.

San José State U Launching Tech Bootcamps on Coding and Cyber Security

San José State University is partnering with Fullstack Academy to create two new Tech Bootcamp programs focused on coding and cyber security.



Full Measure Intros Mobile Tools for Fall Reopening

Mobile communications company Full Measure Education has introduced a new library of Fall Reopening Solutions, mobile engagement tools designed to help higher education institutions reopen safely in the fall.

New Vanderbilt Instructional Design Support Center to Ease Faculty Transition to Online Teaching

Vanderbilt University has announced a new Instructional Design Support Center focused on improving online teaching and course quality.

Public Universities, CCs Likely to Benefit from Fall Shifts in Enrollment

Public universities and community colleges are positioned to most benefit from changes in student enrollment in the fall. The reason for that, according to a new Moody's Investors Service "Sector Comment," is because the COVID-19 pandemic may force students to choose schools closer to home.

Google Adds 3 New Certificates on Coursera

Google has announced three new certificate programs on Coursera: Data Analytics, Project Management, and User Experience Design.

Microsoft Aims to Train 25 Million Job Strugglers by End of Year

Microsoft intends to provide free online job training through its company, LinkedIn, to 25 million people by the end of this year. The goal: to help those who have been hit by unemployment, furloughs and reduced paychecks to acquire new digital skills as part of accelerating the economic recovery.

Online Discussion Platform Adds AI-Powered Feedback Tool

Packback, an online platform that uses artificial intelligence to facilitate class discussions, has introduced an Instant Feedback feature that provides students with a real-time assessment of their contributions and allows them to revise and improve their work before final submission.