U. Illinois partners with state to produce COVID-19 maps, tools
A new partnership between the university’s CyberGIS Center and the State of Illinois is intended to help leaders better understand and prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
University IT leaders are preparing for the unpredictable, survey shows
Technology leaders at institutions of higher learning are developing flexible plans that account for many possible scenarios this fall, according to new poll data collected by Educause.
Higher ed's pandemic-fueled 'baptism by fire' a boon in the long run
The technological transition required of universities and colleges in recent months was trying, but educational technology leaders said they believe it was the boost their institutions needed.
Tech agility proved essential for university success during pandemic
Even as students return to campus in fall, the lessons learned during the rapid shift to remote education continue to be relevant to higher education, technology leaders said.
How WGU aligns students' educations to employers' needs
Western Governors University Provost Marni Stein said an overdue overhaul of how universities credential their students "has to happen now."
Temple U. takes Pride course virtual with social media campaign
The pandemic forced New York City to cancel its Pride parade, but Temple students are still participating online in hopes of reaching a wider audience.
U. Arizona boosts education accessibility with 'pay-what-you-can' courses
In recognition of many students facing financial hardship during the pandemic, the University of Arizona is relaxing its tuition schedules for some course offerings.
University of Illinois' new robots could help pick blueberries, wipe down hospitals
Social distancing requirements are hitting health care and agriculture industries hard, but Girish Chowdhary says his semi-autonomous robots can help.
Bucknell U.'s online training program is destigmatizing mental health issues
A program showing students, faculty and staff how to identify and speak to peers struggling with mental health issues is encouraging more conversation on touchy subjects, university leaders said.