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CDC Adds New COVID-19 Guidelines for Higher Ed

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently came out with additional guidelines to help institutions of higher education protect students, faculty and staff and slow the spread of COVID-19.

Johns Hopkins Offers Free Certificate Course on Contact Tracing

In a special arrangement with Bloomberg Philanthropies, a new course by the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Health is training people to do COVID-19 contact tracing.

Free Playbook Offers Guidance to Faculty on Moving Courses Fully Online

A "playbook" from a team of higher education organizations provides advice and tips for faculty on how to design their courses for online delivery, enhance their online instruction and pursue continuous improvement.

New Instruments Help Students Learn Chemistry Data Collection

A scientific equipment company that caters to education has launched a new set of data-collection instruments for use by college-level chemistry students, for use when classes have moved back to campus. The new chemistry products from Vernier Software & Technology include the Go Direct Polarimeter, Go Direct Mini GC and Go Direct Cyclic Voltammetry System.



Integration Facilitates Sharing of Credentials Across State Lines

Two learning credential companies are working together to help states set up reciprocity agreements in credential recognition. Merit and Credential Engine said the tools they're making available to customers will help workers make sense of shared credentials across borders.

Georgetown Center on Ed and Workforce Launches Research Library

Georgetown University's Center on Education and the Workforce has launched a research repository where 650 different resources are freely available.

Rice D2K Lab Takes Student Project Showcase Virtual

Rice University transitioned its annual Center for Transforming Data to Knowledge (the D2K Lab) showcase to a virtual showcase.

Free Top Hat Basic Allows for Live Streaming and Recording of Class

Top Hat is launching a version of its program that will assist faculty in embedding active learning into their remote classes. The recently announced Top Hat Basic will be available free to students and professors in time for the fall 2020 semester, the company said.

Report: 5 Enrollment Scenarios for Fall 2020

Higher education research firm Eduventures has offered its perspective on the upbeat and disheartening enrollment scenarios possible for fall 2020.

OLC to Deliver Discounted PD on Online Instruction to Minority-Serving Institutions

The Online Learning Consortium has received a grant to work with minority-serving institutions as they shift to online instruction. The $50,000 award from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation will fund delivery of affordable, short-term workshops to reach instructors in institutions that need professional development resources most.