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SUNY Cobleskill Adding Varsity Esports for Fall

State University of New York Cobleskill intends to added varsity-level esports to its athletics program in the fall.

Grants Fund 6 OER Projects at U Wyoming

The University of Wyoming Libraries recently funded six faculty proposals to develop alternatives to traditional textbooks.

Indiana U Embracing Blend of On-Campus and Online for Fall

In a statement today from President Michael McRobbie, Indiana University announced its plans for resuming fall instruction.

Penn State Prepping for Return to Campus

Pennsylvania State University has acquired 500,000 masks in preparation for resuming work and classes.



College Using Block-Class Plan to Reduce COVID-19 Risk

Arizona's Prescott College will reopen on-campus classes this fall with a new risk-management strategy: using a flexible block-class schedule to minimize contacts among faculty, staff and students.

Kahoot Now Integrates with Microsoft Teams

Education technology company Kahoot has added integration with Microsoft Teams, allowing users to play Kahoot games while collaborating remotely via Teams’ web conferencing and chat tools.

Upcoming Events, Webinars & Calls for Papers (Week of May 25, 2020)

Upcoming events include TDWI Virtual Summit, SANSFIRE 2020, and OLC Innovate 2020.

HS Seniors Share Concerns in Survey About College Plans

Nearly half of high school seniors (45 percent) in a recently Encoura Eduventures survey are at least moderately concerned that COVID-19 will force them to change their college choices, and eight in 10 (81 percent) have some concerns that COVID-19 might delay their enrollment.

U Arizona Places Former Surgeon General in Charge of Leading Campus Re-entry

Even as the University of Arizona announced that it would hold classes on campus in the fall, along with a heavy emphasis on testing for COVID-19, the university has also appointed a former surgeon general of the United States to lead the reopening process. Richard Carmona will head the "reentry task force," which is steering the development and execution of a return-to-campus plan.

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.