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'Studytable' gives Purdue U. classmates new ways to connect
An app originally designed as a way for students to earn extra cash by helping their classmates has been redesigned to allow free and easy communication during the pandemic.
Universities are staying flexible during pandemic, says Educause survey
Higher education institutions have had to change plans quickly as the pandemic has unraveled, but a new survey reveals institutions that are in many cases rising to the challenge.
University of Texas built state's COVID-19 dashboard
Using hospitalization and mobility data, the dashboard makes four-week predictions of the impact and spread of COVID-19.
Arizona State launches virtual wildlife sanctuary for biology students
Through a new partnership with the virtual reality company Dreamscape Immersive, ASU students will be able to immerse themselves in their subject matter, starting with biology.
This wristband vibrates if you break social distancing rules
Teams at the University of Florida are developing new kinds of wristbands and face masks designed to keep users safe during the coronavirus pandemic.
More universities delay reopening plans amid COVID-19 surges
After a spike in positive coronavirus tests, leaders at the University of Arizona announced a pause on bringing more students back to campus, while outbreaks at other schools have are similarly delaying reopenings.
Homework helpline matches struggling preK-12 students with teachers-in-training
Texas A&M University has launched a new service to help preK-12 students struggling with online classes by connecting them with students studying to become teachers.
Election security researchers agree — online voting isn't ready for 'prime time'
There have been — and continue to be — attempts to develop online voting systems, but most researchers agree, the technology to ensure a secure election hasn't arrived yet.
University of Michigan plans new school of technology and innovation
The new school, slated to open in fall 2021, is to prepare students for emerging jobs in technology-related fields.
UT Austin business class beams in 3D hologram of professor
A business school at the University of Texas, Austin, has partnered with a local startup to beam full-body 3D holograms of professors into the classroom.