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SAS Intros Free Tool for Creating and Sharing Non-Visual Digital Maps

Analytics company SAS has introduced a free browser extension that converts graphs and charts into sound, allowing users to create digital maps that can be explored using non-visual methods.

University System of Maryland Rolls Out Virtual Science Labs Across All Campuses

The University System of Maryland has partnered with Labster to provide its virtual laboratory simulations across all USM institutions.

Houston Baptist University Putting New Wireless APs in Every Dorm Room

Houston Baptist University is revamping its residential network to ensure students can connect to their online classes as they follow social distancing requirements in their dorms.

Arcadia U Online 'Semester of Code' Program to Train Students in Job-Ready Tech Skills

Arcadia University is partnering with ed tech company 2U to launch an online Semester of Code program that will provide credit-bearing, market-relevant coding experiences for undergraduate students across the United States.



Student Transfer Interest Up During COVID-19

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, student interest in transfer and course replacement has spiked, according to data from CollegeSource.

$900,000 Blockchain Innovation Challenge Seeks Solutions for Sharing Learners' Skills with Employers

The American Council on Education has announced a $900,000 competition designed to identify blockchain-based solutions that will help underserved learners document their skills and credentials and share them with potential employers.

U Kentucky Deploying Salesforce's Work.com to Manage Health Checks and Contact Tracing

As students, faculty and staff return to campus this week, the University of Kentucky is using Work.com from Salesforce to manage the health and safety of the campus community.

IU President Michael McRobbie to Retire in 2021

Michael McRobbie recently announced he will leave his post as president of Indiana University in June 2021, at the end of the current academic year.

Northeastern Extends Access to Science Videos

Northeastern University is providing access to the Journal of Visualized Experiments for all of its students, faculty and researchers, as well as local high schools.

Student Interest in Healthcare Field on the Rise During COVID-19

Healthcare has become a big topic of interest to college students. In a study by Quizlet, analysts found that while participation in healthcare (as measured by activity in the company's study tools) initially dropped to 86 percent of usual levels of interest as school closures took place, it rose to 113 percent as remote learning got underway.