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03/18/2020
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Edtech companies offer free tools to colleges affected by COVID-19

Hundreds of universities have canceled classes in response to the spread of COVID-19. In response, the private sector is stepping up to offer educators free access to resources to help with the rapid transition from in-person to online learning. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced higher education institutions to swiftly move to alternative teaching methods and adopt new technologies to support distance learning — like video conferencing software, online assessment tools and other e-learning resources, in an effort to keep student and faculty safe and healthy. Betsy Foresman has an updating list of free resources companies are offering here.


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U. of South Florida breaks ground on innovation facility

The 120,000-square-foot building is the first addition to the university's research park since 2005. Colin Wood has more.


Here are the U.S. universities that have closed due to coronavirus

The list of higher education institutions to move classes online out of concern for the health and safety of their students continues to grow. Betsy has the list.


As coronavirus spreads, college's 'Keep Teaching' site has revival

A website created by Indiana University's IT department in 2009 is again providing distance-learning resources for university faculty around the globe. Jake Williams has more.


Coursera offers free access to universities closed by coronavirus

The dozens of institutions closing their doors in recent days in response to the public health crisis now have an additional resource to draw from. Colin Wood has more.


Coronavirus tests states' cybersecurity, IT supply chains

With governors around the country ordering their workforces to perform duties remotely, state government CIOs face new logistical problems. Benjamin Freed has more at StateScoop.


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Former higher ed CIO Rae Clemmons is offering video updates for IT leaders as they respond to the coronavirus pandemic.


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