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Livestreamed Chemistry Labs Keep Learning Real — Mistakes, Spills and All

To offer more than pre-recorded lab demonstrations or virtual laboratories to remote students, two chemistry instructors at Missouri S&T have refined their approach, which uses real-time live-streamed demonstrations of experiments.

How HyFlex Engineering Lab Instruction Works at Missouri S&T

Now that students are returning to campus at Missouri S&T, with a mix of online and in-person classes, an instructor in electrical engineering is perfecting his approach to lab activities.

Facebook Launches Social Media Marketing Certificate on Coursera

Social networking giant Facebook is partnering with Coursera to launch a new Social Media Marketing Professional Certificate, designed to prepare learners of any background for jobs in the social media marketing field in just 20 weeks.

Purdue Shares Look Inside HyFlex Classroom

Nathan Mentzer, an associate professor in Purdue University's Polytechnic Institute and College of Education, got an early start with the HyFlex model just as the COVID-19 pandemic was starting to impact higher ed institutions across the country: He started blending both face-to-face and online instruction in his classrooms weeks before Purdue officially shifted to remote learning last spring.



Pepperdine Outfits Classrooms with Hybrid Learning Tech

Southern California's Pepperdine University has upgraded 166 classrooms on campus with hybrid learning technology for the Fall 2020 semester. While fall instruction will remain fully online, the institution wanted to ensure its learning spaces could accommodate any combination of synchronous and asynchronous learning, according to a news announcement.

HelioCampus Acquires Higher Ed Benchmarking Consortium

Data analytics company HelioCampus has acquired ABC Insights, a higher education benchmarking consortium focused on administrative spend and financial decision-making.

Facebook Returns to Roots with College-Only Space

Facebook has announced the launch of Facebook Campus, a college-only space to help students connect with fellow classmates over shared interests.

Higher Ed Course Material Sales Undergo Dramatic Slide

Sales of textbook materials for college and university courses plummeted by $119 million between June 2019 and July 2020. That's a 22 percent drop, according to the Association of American Publishers.

Stony Brook Launches Campus COVID-19 Digital Archive Project

"Documenting COVID-19: Stony Brook University Experiences" is a new digital archive project set up to "collect, preserve and publish" the history of the institution "during this unprecedented moment in history."

Rutgers: 5 Ways to Improve Remote Learning

According to a recent study out of Rutgers University-New Brunswick, students need a sense of community and connection in order to thrive in remote learning experiences.