Tags higher education

After the pandemic, AI tutoring tool could put students back on track

by Betsy Foresman • 12 hours ago

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University were forced to halt testing on AI-powered tutoring software, but it could find a new use when in-person classes resume.

Researchers publish social media data early for pandemic response

by Betsy Foresman • 2 days ago

Researchers at Georgia State University published a data set of more than 140 million tweets related to COVID-19 ahead of schedule to serve as a resource for the global research community.

How Virginia Tech's CIO is handling the COVID-19 pandemic

by Betsy Foresman • 3 days ago

Scott Midkiff says the university is doing plenty right, but wishes they'd started planning for the health crisis sooner.

As medical supplies dwindle, universities build ventilators, swabs

by Betsy Foresman • 1 week ago

As availability of masks, ventilators and other supplies runs low, universities are volunteering their resources to address the needs of medical workers.

University of Washington wants to record your coughing sounds

by Betsy Foresman • 1 week ago

To train a new app to monitor coughs from COVID-19 patients, researchers are asking for volunteers to submit vocal samples to train the software.

University of Illinois starts virtual campus tours

by Betsy Foresman • 1 week ago

Campus is closed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, but students can still tour campus through virtual reality and YouTube and photo tours.

Carnegie Mellon U. launches cybersecurity master's program in D.C.

by Betsy Foresman • 2 weeks ago

The new program, headed by former U.S. Chief Information Security Officer Gregory Touhill, is designed to train a new generation of talent not only technically, but in business and management skills.

COVID-19 is forcing rapid tech adoption in higher ed

by Betsy Foresman • 2 weeks ago

Educators say their colleagues are flocking to technology in droves as quarantines leave few other options to ensure continuity of education.

Senators request emergency funds to ensure student internet access

by Betsy Foresman • 2 weeks ago

With an unprecedented number of students taking classes online, senators urge their colleagues to fund expansion of high-speed internet for students as part of the latest COVID-19 relief package.