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16 Actions to Achieve a Hybrid Future

A new report from Educause offers a concrete plan of action to move colleges and universities toward the future of hybrid learning.

Oregon State U Announces $200M Research Complex with Supercomputer for AI, Materials Science, and Robotics

Oregon State University (OSU) in Corvallis has announced the construction of a $200 million research and education complex that will feature a powerful supercomputer to support research in AI, materials science, and robotics.

Apple Community Education Initiative Expands to More than 600 Communities

Apple’s Community Education Initiative (CEI) has been expanded to 150 partners in 600 communities in 99 countries and regions, including all 50 states, the company announced. Launched in 2019, CEI provides access to coding, creativity, and job opportunities to students of all ages and from all backgrounds, with special focus on communities that are traditionally underrepresented in technology.

Student Preference for Online Learning Up 220% Since Pre-Pandemic

According to a recent Educause survey, the number of students expressing preferences for courses that are mostly or completely online has increased 220% since the onset of the pandemic, from 9% in 2020 (before March 11) to 29% in 2022.

How Technology Issues Can Impact Mental Health

In a recent survey, more than half of students said that technology problems have caused them stress in the past year.

Vernier Launches $1,000 Grant Program to Promote STEM Literacy

A new grant program from Vernier Science Education will provide 10 K–12 or college educators with funds this year to promote STEM literacy. Those awarded will receive their choice of $1,000 worth of Vernier technology, an annual license for Vernier Graphical Analysis Pro, and three hours of virtual professional development.

ED Announces 2 Grant Applications for Mental Health Services Providers

The United States Department of Education (ED) has opened two grant applications for fiscal year 2022: one for mental health service providers (MHSPs), and one for postsecondary institutions to form partnerships to fund training and placement of MHSPs in high-need schools.

New Jotform Sign Form-Builder and E-Sign Software Offers Free Starter Plan and Deep Discount for Educational Institutions

Aiming to help educational institutions digitize their paper-based processes, online form-building provider Jotform has launched a lite version of its enterprise software called Jotform Sign with a no-cost starter plan and 50% discount offer for educational organizations that subscribe to paid plans, the company said in a news release.

Howard U, National Education Equity Lab Expand Access to College-Level Algebra for Underserved High School Students

Howard University and the nonprofit National Education Equity Lab have announced they are expanding a program that allows high school students in historically underserved communities to take college Algebra in their high school classrooms and earn college credit at no cost.

EAB Acquires Concourse to Help Colleges and Universities Recruit Students

EAB, a company that partners with over 2,500 K–12 and higher education institutions, recently announced the acquisition of Concourse Global, creator of an alternative college admissions platform to help increase access to higher education. The company also announced it is expanding its Greenlight Match program, a partnership with Concourse launched in 2021.