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Updated: Free and Discounted Ed Tech Tools for Online Learning During the Coronavirus Pandemic

As more and more colleges and universities have shut down their campuses to curb the spread of COVID-19, education technology companies have stepped forward to help move student learning to the virtual realm.

OpenTable Brings Reservation Service to Campus Dining Halls

Online reservation company OpenTable is making its service available to college and university dining facilities free of charge, to help institutions manage socially distanced dining on their campuses.

More Than Half of U Arizona's Fall Classes Will Have an In-Person Component

When the University of Arizona's fall semester begins on Aug. 24, instruction will be a mix of in-person and remote learning — with more than half of all classes including an in-person component.

New College Alliance Hopes to Connect Students with Experiential Learning

A new network of colleges and universities is working together to connect students and recent graduates to "meaningful experiential learning opportunities and projects contributed by alumni, families, corporate partners and supporters."



McGraw-Hill, TutorMe Expand Free Tutoring

McGraw-Hill has announced an expanded partnership with TutorMe. Students using use McGraw-Hill's Connect will receive a free 60-minute tutoring session for their courses.

Cengage Offers Free College Math Boot Camps

Education technology company Cengage is running free math readiness boot camps for students, to help them prepare for college.

Students Think Online College Should Cost Less

A single-question survey of more than 17,000 incoming college students across the United States and Canada has found that students believe online courses don't have the same value as the in-person experience.

Google Reveals New Features for Meet

Google has unveiled some of its plans for updates to Meet, the web conferencing tool that's part of the company's G Suite for Education. The basic thrust is to give instructors more control over their real-time sessions and help them make the classes more engaging.

Report: Time for Feds to Work with States on Stabilizing Higher Ed

The feds need to step up and help bail out higher education in the coming recession. Otherwise, college will be off the table for many students and families. That's the bottom line, according to William Doyle, a professor of higher education and public policy at Vanderbilt University, writing on Third Way.

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.