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Lowered Expectations, Dropped Assignments Dominated Switch to Online Courses

Nearly half of faculty in a recent survey said they lowered their expectations about the amount of work they could expect from their students after the switch to online learning in response to school closures caused by COVID-19.

Three-Quarters of College Students Call Online Classes 'Unengaging,' Miss Campus Interactions

In an April survey done by education technology vendor Top Hat, a quarter of college students said they're undecided about whether or not to continue their education in the fall.

Cengage-McGraw-Hill Merger Off

The merger between learning materials companies Cengage and McGraw-Hill has been terminated by mutual agreement.

Upcoming Events, Webinars & Calls for Papers (Week of May 4, 2020)

Upcoming events include OLC Ideate and SANS Security West.



Berkeley College Ships Laptops to New Students

Berkeley College resumed its spring semester this week with online courses. To make sure students had access to computing devices, the private for-profit school, with locations in New York and New Jersey, handed out free laptops to all new incoming students.

VR Device Creates Realistic 'Touch'

A new virtual reality device from a team of Carnegie Mellon University researchers allows users to "feel" virtual walls and objects.

A Third of College Students Don't Expect to Return if Fall Classes are Online

An education study site ran an informal poll with students about whether they'd return to school in the fall if it were only delivered remotely; a third said they'd withdraw.

ProctorU Proposes Student Bill of Rights for Remote Learning

Ed tech company ProctorU has created a "student bill of rights" that outlines seven areas of expectations students should be able to count on from their academic institutions.

Common App Adds AI Help from AdmitHub for College Entry Process

To help keep students on track to enter college in the fall, Common Application is working with AdmitHub to provide access to a free conversational artificial intelligence chatbot.

ED Announces $300 Million Grant Competition to 'Rethink Education'

The United State Department of Education has launched a new grant program offering $307.5 million in funds for states to "create adaptable, innovative learning opportunities for K-12 and postsecondary learners in response to the COVID-19 national emergency."

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