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Coursera Makes Certificate Programs Free to College Students During Pandemic

Online learning provider Coursera has opened up its certificate programs to current undergraduate, graduate or recently graduated college and university students.

Eastern Michigan Hopes to Boost Enrollment with New Esports Agreement

Eastern Michigan University has signed a multi-year contract with Gen.G to run competitions for both college and high school students and organize K-12 camps. The deal is intended to help the institution accelerate its esports activities, helping to drive fall 2020 enrollment and differentiate the school from others in the region.

Pre-Pandemic, Higher Ed Enrollment Decline Showed Signs of Slowing

According to the researchers who monitor college and university enrollment term-by-term, the continued enrollment decline has shown signs of slowing. Of course, that was pre-pandemic, as the latest enrollment report from the National Student Clearinghouse noted on its front page.

SUNY Cobleskill Adding Varsity Esports for Fall

State University of New York Cobleskill intends to added varsity-level esports to its athletics program in the fall.



Grants Fund 6 OER Projects at U Wyoming

The University of Wyoming Libraries recently funded six faculty proposals to develop alternatives to traditional textbooks.

Indiana U Embracing Blend of On-Campus and Online for Fall

In a statement today from President Michael McRobbie, Indiana University announced its plans for resuming fall instruction.

Penn State Prepping for Return to Campus

Pennsylvania State University has acquired 500,000 masks in preparation for resuming work and classes.

College Using Block-Class Plan to Reduce COVID-19 Risk

Arizona's Prescott College will reopen on-campus classes this fall with a new risk-management strategy: using a flexible block-class schedule to minimize contacts among faculty, staff and students.

Kahoot Now Integrates with Microsoft Teams

Education technology company Kahoot has added integration with Microsoft Teams, allowing users to play Kahoot games while collaborating remotely via Teams’ web conferencing and chat tools.

Upcoming Events, Webinars & Calls for Papers (Week of May 25, 2020)

Upcoming events include TDWI Virtual Summit, SANSFIRE 2020, and OLC Innovate 2020.