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06/17/2020
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MSU to issue free braille readers

Blind students at Michigan State University will be given free electronic braille displays to support their distance learning, the university announced Monday. The displays, which can display textbooks and other course materials when connected to a computer or smartphone, use braille pins that raise and lower as the user reads. Administrators said MSU is the first university to use this technology, hoped to support continued distance education during the pandemic. Betsy Foresman has more.


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Virtual training for distance education

Arizona State University is set to host a virtual training event to help all faculty across higher education prepare online courses for the fall semester. The event, REMOTE: The Connected Faculty Summit, is to be held July 13-14 and will provide a forum and support for faculty to help them design the most effective and engaging online and blended-learning courses for students. Betsy has the details.


Which universities are returning to in-person instruction?

The California State University system is continuing its remote-learning streak. Penn State, Purdue University and dozens more are reopening their campuses. We've compiled an evolving list of which schools plan to reopen their physical classrooms this fall and which ones will continue distance learning. See the list here.


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Remote workforce in 2020

Studying and working from home has become the norm this year as the conronavirus pandemic stretches on. Editorial coverage by StateScoop and EdScoop reporters reveals how government officials, and technology leaders in higher education, are responding to the many challenges accompanying the new paradigm. Dive into the remote workforce report.


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