"open educational resources"
Educators, governors ask Congress for more remote-education funding
Several education groups added their name to a letter drafted by the National Governors Association, asking Congress for additional funding to ensure K-12 districts and universities can continue educating students online into the fall.
Texas A&M releases free pandemic preparedness ebook
The book aims help educate people on pandemic prevention and preparedness and the important roles that the general public, policy makers and emergency response teams play in a time of crisis.
Florida tracks down 32,000 laptops for students distance learning
Partnerships with school consortiums and "proactive" contact with distributors will mean devices for many students attending Florida's small or rural districts.
Chatbot helps universities check in with students during the pandemic
The COVID-19 Chatbot is helping advisers ensure students have the resources they need both for their educations as well as their mental and emotional well-being.
OpenStax makes its online learning tools free
On top of the publisher's already free catalog of textbooks, online homework resources are now free to teachers and students during the public health crisis.
Edtech companies offer free tools to colleges affected by COVID-19
Hundreds of universities have now moved classes online, and edtech companies are stepping up to help institutions make the transition.
Students saved nearly $5M with Penn State's open educational resources
The program's success in widening access to education has prompted university leaders to invest an additional $600,000 in OER.
A new chatbot could help at-risk students stay in college
The new machine learning-powered chatbot from EdSights gives advisers key insights into the challenges students are facing and how to address them.
Georgia State U. joins civic tech network
The school is the 22nd member of New America’s network focused on public interest technology, designed to groom civic-minded technologists.
How esports can build academic skills and career readiness
Commentary: edWeb.net’s Michele Israel makes a case for promoting gaming in schools alongside traditional sports.