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Survey: Emergency Move Online Forced More than Half of Faculty to Learn New Teaching Methods

In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, nearly all higher education institutions (90 percent) in a recent survey used some form of emergency distance education to complete the Spring 2020 term. And 56 percent of faculty who moved courses online were using teaching methods they had never used before.

CT Launches Virtual Summit on Distance Learning

With campus closures leading education institutions everywhere to scramble to move instruction to an online format, Campus Technology is convening ed tech experts and practitioners to share their ideas and best practices in a virtual event on May 5.

Free Tool Extracts Data from the LMS to Provide Better Visibility into Remote Learning

Data analytics company HelioCampus has released the LMS Explorer Kit, a free tool that allows institutions to extract and organize data from their learning management system to better inform resource planning and decision-making.

Education Leaders Push to 'Remove Fine Print' from Keep Americans Connected Pledge

According to former U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, some companies are withholding free access service from families who have outstanding bills or other debt problems with the company.



Library of Congress App Offers Mobile Access to Digital Collection

This Friday, the Library of Congress celebrates its 220th birthday. The nation's library manages about 410 million digital files — 15.9 petabytes worth of digital collection content. To celebrate, the Library has released the "LOC Collections" app, which makes its digital collection available on any mobile device.

Stony Brook Team Builds Spare-Parts Ventilator in 10 Days

A cross-disciplinary team at Stony Brook University in New York has prototyped and tested a ventilator that could be used as an alternative to standard ventilators should the supply run out. The project was done in 10 days.

Crossbraining Uses Video Capture for Assessment

An education technology company has enhanced a program for experiential learning and assessment that can be used with K-12 and career and technology students.

U Michigan Expanding Online Programs in Public Health for the Fall

The University of Michigan is adding new online programs for the fall, including a new master's degree in public health.

Upcoming Events, Webinars & Calls for Papers (Week of April 20, 2020)

Upcoming events include the STEAM Week 2020, OLC Ideate, and the Campus Technology Distance Learning Summit.

4,000-Plus U.S. Higher Ed Institutions Impacted by COVID-19; More Than 25 Million Students Affected

At last count, 4,235 higher education institutions across the United States have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic — affecting an estimated 25,798,790 students, according to a visualization from Entangled Solutions.