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02/15/2022
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Field trips to the metaverse

A Brookings report released Monday argues that VR-based learning should be more like a field trip than a replacement for traditional learning, with students engaging with each other, their instructors and these new, digital environments. That’s the supposed promise the metaverse — a blended in-person and digital environment — holds for education, according to the report. Emily Bamforth explains.


A Message From AWS Educate

With over 1,500 institutions and hundreds of thousands of students who use AWS Educate, we wanted to take you on a trip around the world and highlight how students are learning and innovating with the cloud. Learn more.


The path back from ransomware

Ransomware forced Ohlone Community College District in the San Francisco Bay Area to shut down multiple systems in January. The district needed to take its student information system and student portal offline to mitigate the attack. Phones and email were also down for 10 days. The district changed account logins and is reviewing its security and data-storage policies in response to the attack, according to a data breach notice. Emily explains.


Broadband discounts reach 10 million households

Vice President Kamala Harris is expected to announce that 10 million households nationwide have enrolled in the Federal Communications Commission's Affordable Connectivity Program. The program offers a $30 broadband subsidy and one-time discounts on devices. Whether a student received a federal Pell Grant during the current award year is one of the program's eligibility markers. Colin Wood reports.


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