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Upcoming Events, Webinars & Calls for Papers (Week of July 6, 2020)

Upcoming events include the Campus Technology Distance Learning Summit, USDLA 2020 National Conference, and Digital Signage Expo.

Spelman College Takes Phased Reopening Approach

Spelman College in Georgia has announced a phased reopening plan that includes both in-person and online instruction, in a "low-density hybrid" model.

U Kentucky Libraries Issues OER Grants 5 Years Running

For the fifth year running, the University of Kentucky Libraries has issued grants to faculty to develop open educational resources for their courses, as a replacement for the commercial textbooks they traditionally use.

Affordability and Major Availability Drive Online Ed Decisions

Pre-pandemic, a slim majority of students considered affordability the most compelling driver for choosing their online school.



Michigan's Albion College to Add Esports

Albion College in Michigan plans to begin competitive esports for the 2021-2022 academic year.

U West Georgia Announces 'Full Return' to Campus for Fall

The University of West Georgia has announced plans for a "full return" to campus on Aug. 12, for in-person instruction. The school has also developed contingency plans, one for fully online classes and one that shifts from on-site to online at some point during the fall term.

Community College Expecting 5x Payback with OER in First Semester

An $36,000 open educational resources initiative at HACC, a community college in central Pennsylvania, is expected to benefit 2,300 students in the first semester.

Survey: Retention Remains Top Priority for Student Success

A recent survey found that retention of current students is the highest student success priority for higher education institutions as they grapple with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Big 12 Students Invited to Tackle Virtual Football Competition

Ten schools are participating in a "Big 12 Madden Summer Challenge" esports tournament, all online. The prize pool is $1,000. The event is being hosted on Mainline, an esports tournament platform.

Free Python Class Teaches Data Wrangling

Students who have some familiarity with Python can hone their data manipulation skills through a free four-day course in July. The "Data Wrangling with Python Bootcamp" is being taught by an instructor from Data Society, a company that does corporate data science training, and hosted by Skillsoft, which maintains a learning platform.

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