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04/23/2020
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University of Arizona launches text-message system for COVID-19 screening

A new texting system called AZCOVIDTXT allows people to report the health and wellness condition of their household on a weekly basis by participating in brief surveys via text message. The system, launched by researchers at the University of Arizona, offers them a chance to check in on residents during the coronavirus pandemic and to help state and local governments track the spread of the virus and its impact in the state. The system does not collect personally identifiable information, according to researchers. Betsy Foresman has information on the new platform.


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.


California businesses partner to improve student access to distance learning

The cross-industry partnership will provide thousands of students access to high-speed internet and devices that can be used to continue their educations during the pandemic. Betsy has more.


UC Irvine tracks coronavirus infections through new mobile app

By tracking users' movements, the app can alert individuals who may have come in contact with the virus. Betsy has the details.


Digital Transformation — A StateScoop & EdScoop Special Report

Higher education, along with state and local government, has been reckoning with what digital transformation means for the last few years. Fraught with challenges and bureaucratic hurdles, the large-scale change needed to make technology more responsive to user needs inspires varied approaches from public-sector technology leaders. Inside this special report, we take you through the evolving place of IT in higher education, showcase the struggles of state DMVs to update their technology, highlight the mainframe and how agencies are trying to move away from it, and look into how the coronavirus pandemic has changed digital transformation efforts. Check out the report


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