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05/26/2020
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Want to learn contact tracing?

Purdue University Global last week launched a free online course that trains individuals in contact tracing to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Many states have announced contact-tracing programs and are deploying mobile applications that can notify users when they come into proximity of other users who are known to have contracted the disease. The new course teaches students how COVID-19 is contracted and transmitted, strategies to reduce the spread of the disease, contact-tracing protocols, legal requirements, effective risk communication and how to analyze collected data. Betsy Foresman has the full story.


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EKU names new CIO

Eastern Kentucky University last week announced that Jeff Whitaker, who’s been with the institution for more than two decades, will take over as its new chief information officer. Whitaker, who has served a deputy chief information officer at EKU since 2014 and was named its interim CIO last summer, will now oversee IT services for the university and manage the institution’s overall IT plan as its full-time CIO. “It is my goal that each student has the best possible experience using our IT services,” Whitaker said. Betsy has more.


Your emerging edtech leaders

Five K-12 educational technology leaders from across the U.S. were named to the 2020 cohort of “NextGen: Emerging EdTech Leaders” last week at the virtual version of the Consortium for School Networking’s annual conference. Check back on EdScoop.com in the coming weeks for profiles of the winners. See who made the list.


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