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Research Enables iPhone Videos to be Merged into 4D Movies

7 Julio, 2020 - 22:54
A team of researchers at Carnegie Mellon University has come up a way to combine iPhone videos to create 4D visualizations. The results allow the viewer to see action from myriad angles, erase people from the scene to see what's behind them and remove objects that block lines of sight.

HBCU Claflin U Signs First-Ever Zoom University Partnership

7 Julio, 2020 - 22:44
An historically Black university in South Carolina has set up a partnership with Zoom Video. The arrangement between Claflin University and Zoom encompasses internships, scholarships and curricula development.

U Kentucky Libraries Issues OER Grants 5 Years Running

6 Julio, 2020 - 21:53
For the fifth year running, the University of Kentucky Libraries has issued grants to faculty to develop open educational resources for their courses, as a replacement for the commercial textbooks they traditionally use.

Spelman College Takes Phased Reopening Approach

6 Julio, 2020 - 19:48
Spelman College in Georgia has announced a phased reopening plan that includes both in-person and online instruction, in a "low-density hybrid" model.

Affordability and Major Availability Drive Online Ed Decisions

1 Julio, 2020 - 23:39
Pre-pandemic, a slim majority of students considered affordability the most compelling driver for choosing their online school.

U West Georgia Announces 'Full Return' to Campus for Fall

1 Julio, 2020 - 21:20
The University of West Georgia has announced plans for a "full return" to campus on Aug. 12, for in-person instruction. The school has also developed contingency plans, one for fully online classes and one that shifts from on-site to online at some point during the fall term.

Michigan's Albion College to Add Esports

1 Julio, 2020 - 19:42
Albion College in Michigan plans to begin competitive esports for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Survey: Retention Remains Top Priority for Student Success

30 Junio, 2020 - 23:58
A recent survey found that retention of current students is the highest student success priority for higher education institutions as they grapple with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Community College Expecting 5x Payback with OER in First Semester

30 Junio, 2020 - 22:08
An $36,000 open educational resources initiative at HACC, a community college in central Pennsylvania, is expected to benefit 2,300 students in the first semester.

NC Community College Waives Tech Fees for Fall

30 Junio, 2020 - 01:04
Raleigh, NC-based Wake Tech Community College students won't be paying the typical extra fees this fall. Under the college's "No Fee Fall" deal, the school will be waiving its technology, student activity and campus access fees.

Big 12 Students Invited to Tackle Virtual Football Competition

29 Junio, 2020 - 22:12
Ten schools are participating in a "Big 12 Madden Summer Challenge" esports tournament, all online. The prize pool is $1,000. The event is being hosted on Mainline, an esports tournament platform.

Free Python Class Teaches Data Wrangling

29 Junio, 2020 - 21:59
Students who have some familiarity with Python can hone their data manipulation skills through a free four-day course in July. The "Data Wrangling with Python Bootcamp" is being taught by an instructor from Data Society, a company that does corporate data science training, and hosted by Skillsoft, which maintains a learning platform.

Mediasite Mosaic Adds Zoom and Teams Session Recording

29 Junio, 2020 - 21:11
Sonic Foundry has updated and renamed its Mediasite desktop recorder program. The new app, Mediasite Mosiac, enables users to manage and upload collaborative recordings from Zoom, Microsoft Teams and other video and web conference systems as well as create video communications.

Kahoot Learning Content Academy Lets Faculty Share Materials

29 Junio, 2020 - 21:02
Kahoot! has launched an academy where instructors can find and share learning content.

AI Consortium Funds 26 Pandemic Research Projects

29 Junio, 2020 - 19:34
A new artificial intelligence consortium has funded 26 projects intended to advance the use of AI to mitigate COVID-19 and future pandemics.

Upcoming Events, Webinars & Calls for Papers (Week of June 29, 2020)

29 Junio, 2020 - 13:00
Upcoming events include the Campus Technology Distance Learning Summit, USDLA 2020 National Conference, and Digital Signage Expo.

New Company Addresses Need for Campus COVID-19 Testing

26 Junio, 2020 - 21:15
A new company has formed specifically to provide COVID-19 testing and logistics services to universities and colleges. Campus Health Project has promised that it can generate test results in 24 to 48 hours, as part of helping institutions resume activities on campus, including college sports.

Florida A&M Signs with Cengage to Increase Textbook Affordability

25 Junio, 2020 - 23:03
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University has set up an inclusive access model for its students, to encourage them to purchase textbooks and class materials as a bundle deal.

App Helps Feed Students in Need

25 Junio, 2020 - 13:00
The University of California, Merced is addressing food insecurity on campus with a program that allows students to donate unused meal plan funds to peers.

Updated: Free and Discounted Ed Tech Tools for Online Learning During the Coronavirus Pandemic

24 Junio, 2020 - 22:30
As more and more colleges and universities have shut down their campuses to curb the spread of COVID-19, education technology companies have stepped forward to help move student learning to the virtual realm.