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03/23/2020
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OpenStax makes its online learning tools free

With more than 300 universities transitioning to online learning to help limit the spread of the coronavirus, open educational resources publisher OpenStax announced it will provide its teaching repository for free through the end of the spring semester to support faculty. OpenStax, housed at Rice University — one of the universities that has canceled in-person classes — offers several dozen free openly licensed textbooks, but the announcement in the wake of the pandemic adds hundreds of resources like homework and worksheets to the free offerings as well. Betsy Foresman has the announcement.


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.


COVID-19 could pave the way for edtech funding, equity

School closures are underscoring technology's shortcomings in a way that could benefit education in the long-term, said technology researcher Amber Case. Betsy has more from Case's talk.


New website indexes free edtech resources during health crisis

Following mass school closures, a new database makes it easy to find dozens of free and discounted edtech resources for students and teachers. Learn more about the site here.


Edtech companies offer free tools to colleges affected by COVID-19

Hundreds of universities have now moved classes online, and edtech companies are stepping up to help institutions make the transition. Check out the updating list.


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