higher education news
New university rankings reveal best online degree programs for 2021
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University topped an annual list published by U.S. News & World Report, followed by the University of Illinois-Chicago and the University of Florida.
Rethinking the hybrid learning environment for K-12 schools
Beyond the pandemic response, school districts have an opportunity to take advantage of their IT investments and modernize their approach to education.
COVID-sniffing sensor could be ready by 2026, says Iowa State
Researchers will work with the Department of Homeland Security to develop a portable sensor platform capable of detecting biothreats, including the coronavirus.
Telepresence robots help nursing students train remotely
Medical students are among those facing challenges in education during the pandemic, but the University of Texas at Arlington may have part of a solution.
U. Arizona launches COVID-19 vaccination website
Teachers and child-care workers can make vaccination appointments through a new website to receive their shots as soon as possible.
Social engineering gains momentum with cyber criminals
Healthcare organizations are increasingly targeted by cyberattacks, prompting security strategies that focus more on people.
Arizona State hosted drive-in events to help students fill out FAFSAs
The usual on-campus assistance to apply for federal student aid wasn't possible, so the university hosted several drive-in events with the help of parking-lot Wi-Fi.
Resilience in education with cloud infrastructure
Microsoft’s Chris Bunio discusses how public schools and higher education organizations are using automation, AI and cloud tools to scale learning environments.
Mental health first-aid training spreads to Niagara University
To aid with feelings of anxiety, isolation and depression, the university will train faculty to lead a campuswide mental health support network.
Olivet Nazarene U. launches virtual tuition-free classes for adults
The new program features an online, asynchronous classroom that allows students to participate in classes and pay per credit later.