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08/13/2021
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Emory U. debuts virtual, hybrid-learning classrooms

Emory University’s Goizueta Global Business School is using three classrooms outfitted with wall-sized screens, microphones and software dedicated to hybrid or fully virtual learning with hopes of allowing the program to connect with more students, the school’s associate dean told EdScoop. The Atlanta private school opened two classrooms equipped for virtual learning and one for hybrid learning in May, using a set-up called “One Room” from the visual communication company X20. Emily Bamforth has the details.


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Government officials, parents disagree on paying school ransomware demands

Research published this week by the cybersecurity company Kaspersky found that a majority of parents of K-12 students would support their children’s school districts paying off ransomware actors in the event of an attack, despite the fact that government officials routinely tell victims not to pay and industry experts warn that payment is no guarantee of recovering corrupted or stolen data. Benjamin Freed has the story.


EdX will retain its brand after being acquired by 2U

When the sale of the nonprofit EdX to 2U is complete, the EdX brand will not disappear, company leaders said during an event on Wednesday. Instead, by building on the brands and offerings of both organizations, founders Chip Paucek and Anant Agarwal said, the goal is to create a global supply chain for education, where international students can take their pick of online courses from high-profile U.S. universities. Emily has it.


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