Betsy Foresman

Betsy Foresman

Betsy Foresman is an education reporter for EdScoop, where she writes about the virtues and challenges of innovative technology solutions used in higher education and K-12 spaces. Foresman also covers local government IT for StateScoop, on occasion.

Foresman graduated from Texas Christian University in 2018 — go Frogs! — with a BA in journalism and psychology. During her senior year, she worked as an intern at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C., and moved back to the capital after completing her degree because, like Shrek, she feels most at home in the swamp.

Foresman previously worked at Scoop News Group as an editorial fellow.

Higher Education

After the pandemic, AI tutoring tool could put students back on track

by Betsy Foresman • 10 hours ago

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University were forced to halt testing on AI-powered tutoring software, but it could find a new use when in-person classes resume.

Higher Education

Researchers publish social media data early for pandemic response

by Betsy Foresman • 2 days ago

Researchers at Georgia State University published a data set of more than 140 million tweets related to COVID-19 ahead of schedule to serve as a resource for the global research community.

K-12

Alaska partners with Florida-based virtual school for K-12 students

by Betsy Foresman • 3 days ago

A new partnership with the Florida Virtual School will expand options for Alaska's students who are learning from home, Gov. Mike Dunleavy said.

Higher Education

How Virginia Tech's CIO is handling the COVID-19 pandemic

by Betsy Foresman • 3 days ago

Scott Midkiff says the university is doing plenty right, but wishes they'd started planning for the health crisis sooner.

Higher Education

As medical supplies dwindle, universities build ventilators, swabs

by Betsy Foresman • 1 week ago

As availability of masks, ventilators and other supplies runs low, universities are volunteering their resources to address the needs of medical workers.

Higher Education

University of Washington wants to record your coughing sounds

by Betsy Foresman • 1 week ago

To train a new app to monitor coughs from COVID-19 patients, researchers are asking for volunteers to submit vocal samples to train the software.

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