Tags COVID-19

Academic fraud spikes as students study from home

by Betsy Foresman • 6 hours ago

Threat intelligence researchers at Cisco Talos said they've observed a fourfold increase in searches for homework-for-hire services since fall 2019.

Universities are staying flexible during pandemic, says Educause survey

by Betsy Foresman • 1 day ago

Higher education institutions have had to change plans quickly as the pandemic has unraveled, but a new survey reveals institutions that are in many cases rising to the challenge.

University of Texas built state's COVID-19 dashboard

by Betsy Foresman • 4 days ago

Using hospitalization and mobility data, the dashboard makes four-week predictions of the impact and spread of COVID-19.

Arizona State launches virtual wildlife sanctuary for biology students

by Betsy Foresman • 6 days ago

Through a new partnership with the virtual reality company Dreamscape Immersive, ASU students will be able to immerse themselves in their subject matter, starting with biology.

This wristband vibrates if you break social distancing rules

by Betsy Foresman • 6 days ago

Teams at the University of Florida are developing new kinds of wristbands and face masks designed to keep users safe during the coronavirus pandemic.

More universities delay reopening plans amid COVID-19 surges

by Betsy Foresman • 1 week ago

After a spike in positive coronavirus tests, leaders at the University of Arizona announced a pause on bringing more students back to campus, while outbreaks at other schools have are similarly delaying reopenings.

Homework helpline matches struggling preK-12 students with teachers-in-training

by Betsy Foresman • 1 week ago

Texas A&M University has launched a new service to help preK-12 students struggling with online classes by connecting them with students studying to become teachers.

University of Arizona taps WeWork spaces for international students

by Betsy Foresman • 3 weeks ago

The new partnership intends for students completing degrees abroad to have access to clean and safe study spaces during the pandemic.

Penn State opens on-campus coronavirus testing center

by Betsy Foresman • 3 weeks ago

The new lab will test students at random to help the university identify asymptomatic carriers of the virus and monitor the prevalence of COVID-19 on campus.