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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.

Upcoming Events, Webinars & Calls for Papers (Week of May 18, 2020)

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

Simmons U Plans Dual Paths for Fall 2020

To cover all bases, Simmons University, a private women-focused institution in Boston, has announced its intention to develop an online undergraduate experience in time for the start of school in fall 2020. The new program, being built with the help of 2U, will give students the option of enrolling in hundreds of Simmons courses redesigned this summer for online delivery.

Colleges Show Great Interest in Alternative Credentials But Weak Follow-Through

A survey undertaken by the University Professional and Continuing Education Association and online learning producer MindEdge found that two-thirds of respondents in colleges and universities have seen growing interest in alternative credentials among students in recent years, and nearly half would call it "significant growth" in interest.

SUNY Esports Tournament Raises Money for Student Emergency Funding

A fully virtual esports tournament at the State University of New York is in its last week. Awards from the $20,000 pool will go to the student emergency funds for winning teams’ respective schools.

Zoom Ups Security with New Acquisition

Zoom Video Communications has acquired Keybase, a secure messaging and file-sharing service.

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