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Social Distancing Technologies Jump to Peak of Gartner Hype Cycle

Research and advisory company Gartner recently released its latest "Hype Cycle" analyzing emerging technologies that "show promise in delivering a high degree of competitive advantage over the next five to 10 years." Notably, social distancing technologies have fast-tracked to the top of the cycle — the "peak of inflated expectations." They are also anticipated to reach the "plateau of productivity" in less than two years.

Survey: Remote Work in Education Brings Compliance Concerns

As colleges, universities and K-12 schools navigate hybrid and remote work and learning environments during the COVID-19 pandemic, administrative challenges abound, according to research from SAP Concur.

Echo360 Adds Embedded Polling to Video Platform

Echo360 is giving instructors a new way to assess student learning in their courses. The company's video platform now features embedded polling and quizzing, allowing faculty to create interactive polling content, add it to their videos or class presentations, and measure student comprehension in both in-person and online environments.

Saint Joseph's U Launches Esports Program with Both Academic and Club Sports Components

Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia has introduced a new esports program featuring a brand-new esports lab, academic programming for students interested in gaming industry careers, and the establishment of esports as a club sport within the athletics department.



SAS Intros Free Tool for Creating and Sharing Non-Visual Digital Maps

Analytics company SAS has introduced a free browser extension that converts graphs and charts into sound, allowing users to create digital maps that can be explored using non-visual methods.

University System of Maryland Rolls Out Virtual Science Labs Across All Campuses

The University System of Maryland has partnered with Labster to provide its virtual laboratory simulations across all USM institutions.

Houston Baptist University Putting New Wireless APs in Every Dorm Room

Houston Baptist University is revamping its residential network to ensure students can connect to their online classes as they follow social distancing requirements in their dorms.

Arcadia U Online 'Semester of Code' Program to Train Students in Job-Ready Tech Skills

Arcadia University is partnering with ed tech company 2U to launch an online Semester of Code program that will provide credit-bearing, market-relevant coding experiences for undergraduate students across the United States.

Student Transfer Interest Up During COVID-19

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, student interest in transfer and course replacement has spiked, according to data from CollegeSource.

$900,000 Blockchain Innovation Challenge Seeks Solutions for Sharing Learners' Skills with Employers

The American Council on Education has announced a $900,000 competition designed to identify blockchain-based solutions that will help underserved learners document their skills and credentials and share them with potential employers.