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Arizona State launches virtual wildlife sanctuary for biology students

by Betsy Foresman • 2 months 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.

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

by Betsy Foresman • 2 months 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.

UT Austin business class beams in 3D hologram of professor

by Colin Wood • 2 months ago

A business school at the University of Texas, Austin, has partnered with a local startup to beam full-body 3D holograms of professors into the classroom.

Some universities are reversing reopening plans as COVID-19 spreads

by Betsy Foresman • 4 months ago

After over the summer announcing plans to reopen this fall, some universities are postponing those dates as the virus spreads and they're challenged by faculty and students.

For fall semester, SDSU prepares 'ecosystem of approaches'

by Betsy Foresman • 4 months ago

CIO Jerry Sheehan said that new technology and improvements to online learning will ensure students have continued access to quality education in the coming semester.

Google announces certificates, scholarships to support workforce

by Jake Williams • 5 months ago

Google says it will consider completion of the Coursera-based programs, which begin this fall, the equivalent of a four-year college degree.

International students taking fully online courses to be forced out of U.S.

by Jake Williams • 5 months ago

Nonimmigrant students will have to prove their classes require in-person instruction or be forced out of the country this fall, according to new rules from the Department of Homeland Security.

U. Central Florida to add flexible hybrid class format this fall

by Jake Williams • 5 months ago

The university intends to open with some face-to-face courses this fall, but offer flexibility for "shifting scenarios" for faculty and staff.

Pandemic's disruption gave universities time to regroup on tech

by Betsy Foresman • 5 months ago

Despite technical and accessibility challenges, many educational technology leaders said the coronavirus pandemic afforded them a chance to rethink models that've needed refreshing for decades.