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Florida International University moves its summer camps online

by Betsy Foresman • 3 weeks ago

While students can't participate in traditional summer camps this year because of the pandemic, FIU has created several virtual alternatives.

Hundreds of educators signal support for $5.25B remote learning bill

by Betsy Foresman • 3 weeks ago

Advocacy groups and educators are calling on Congress to provide unconnected homes with additional resources to ensure education can continue remotely during the pandemic.

U. South Florida to offer cybersecurity courses for K-12 districts

by Jake Williams • 2 months ago

The new program, which launches at schools in three Tampa-area counties this fall, will stress the importance of IT security and attempt to create talent pipeline to help close the cybersecurity workforce gap.

California businesses partner to improve student access to distance learning

by Betsy Foresman • 2 months ago

The cross-industry partnership will provide thousands of students access to high-speed internet and devices that can be used to continue their educations during the pandemic.

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

by Betsy Foresman • 3 months 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.

Alaska doubles minimum internet speeds for schools

by Betsy Foresman • 3 months ago

A bill signed by Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy that raises minimum connectivity standards is expected to benefit Alaska's rural districts as the state responds to the public health crisis.

Senators request emergency funds to ensure student internet access

by Betsy Foresman • 3 months 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.

OpenStax makes its online learning tools free

by Betsy Foresman • 4 months ago

On top of the publisher's already free catalog of textbooks, online homework resources are now free to teachers and students during the public health crisis.

COVID-19 could pave the way for edtech funding, equity

by Betsy Foresman • 4 months ago

School closures are underscoring technology's shortcomings in a way that could benefit education in the long-term, said technology researcher Amber Case.

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