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Remote Teaching News: June 8, 2020

Inside Higher Ed: How to Reopen: Let Students and Faculty Choose

According to Inside Higher Ed’s Benjamin Reiss, the key is to move to a three-semester academic year, spread out over 52 weeks, with people choosing which two semesters work best for them. Read the full story.

Remote Teaching News: May 12, 2020

BU Today: BU Engineers Are Taking on the Coronavirus Pandemic

Researchers are mobilizing to develop better, faster COVID-19 testing and improved medical equipment. The BRINK’s Liz Sheeley outlines how researchers are pivoting their work to tackle the many engineering problems associated with the global coronavirus pandemic. Read the full story.

Campus Technology: 11 Considerations for Resuming In-Person Instruction in the COVID-19 Era

A new set of guidelines from the American College Health Association (ACHA) has provided a run-down of key considerations for safely reopening institutions of higher education as the COVID-19 pandemic slows. Campus Technology’s Reah Kelly outlines each. Read the full story.

Inside Higher Ed: Fall Scenario #13: A HyFlex Model

The hyflex model is all about flexibility—classroom instruction delivered both in person and online. Inside Higher Ed Contributors Edward J. Maloney and Joshua Kim detail the scenario and offer guidance on navigating the challenges of teaching to both in-person and online. Read the full story.

Educause: May 2020: Digital Wellbeing and Mental Health during a Pandemic and Beyond

This is the fifth of twelve EDUCAUSE Awareness Campaign blog posts featuring ready-made content designed to enhance security, privacy, and, for this month, mental health awareness. Educause Contributor Brian Martinez offers  tips and resources to help faculty, staff, and students attend to their digital wellbeing. Read the full story.

The Chronicle of Higher Education: Here’s a List of Colleges’ Plans for Reopening in the Fall

The coronavirus pandemic has left higher-education leaders facing difficult decisions about when to reopen campuses and how to go about it. The Chronicle is tracking individual colleges’ plans. View the list.


Remote Teaching News: May 5, 2020

BU Today:  First-Ever Online Senior Breakfast a Celebratory Affair

2020 Commencement date still to be determined, president says, but honorary degree recipients, Metcalf winners announced. Read the full story.

Inside Higher Ed: More Than a Lifeline

Technology can no longer be seen as a utility working in the background, writes John O’Brien. It’s a strategic asset that’s vital to every institution’s success. Read the Opinion piece.

Forbes: The Virus Has Demonstrated That Faculty Can Be Full Partners In Changing The Higher Education Business Model

Forbes Contributor Lucie Lapovsky: For the higher education business model to change, faculty need to be key partners in this effort. We have learned from this crisis that faculty, who have often been characterized as slow and loathe to change, can be extraordinarily nimble and creative. Beyond moving all of their courses online in less than two weeks, many have been exploring all the ways to use their new technology. Read more from Forbes.

The Chronicle of Higher Education: Why You Shouldn’t Try to Replicate Your Classroom Teaching Online

How can professors adapt inclusive teaching practices for an online classroom? The Chronicle of Higher Education tackles this important questions. Read the full story.

Inside Higher Ed: The ‘Right Not to Work’

Faculty members concerned about health and safety want a say in the conditions under which they’ll be working if they are expected to teach in person next fall. Read the full story.

Campus Technology: VR Device Creates Realistic ‘Touch’

A new virtual reality device from a team of Carnegie Mellon University researchers allows users to “feel” virtual walls and objects. The invention, dubbed “Wireality,” uses multiple string-loaded cables attached to the hand and fingers to simulate the sensation of solidity. Read the full story.


Remote Teaching News: April 30, 2020

BU Today: BU Plans Fall In-Person/Remote Hybrid Teaching of 44 Graduate and Professional Programs

Flexible format would accommodate likely COVID-19 health and safety requirements while allowing all students to participate. Learn about the format and how BU’s Information Services & Technology and Digital Learning & Innovation are supporting the effort. Read the full story.

The Chronicle of Higher Education: What Do Final Exams Mean During a Pandemic?

The Chronicle offers some strategies for building effective and quality final exams. What are some options? What is “meaningful activity and reflection”? Contributor Beckie Supiano addresses these FAQs. Read the full story.

Inside Higher Ed: Vacation Days in a Quarantine

How to vacate when there’s nowhere to go? Inside Higher Ed Matt Reed shares his POV. Read the full story.

BU Today Spotlight: Keeping Community Spirit Alive on Kilachand Hall’s (Empty) Fourth Floor

Faculty-in-residence Kinh Vu hosts virtual open hours and students flock from around the globe for the chance to stay connected. Read the full story.

EDUCAUSE COVID-19 QuickPoll Results: The Technology Workforce

Upheavals in work location and environment during the COVID-19 pandemic are challenging the higher education technology workforce. Educause shares the results of a recent technology workforce poll. Read the results.

Inside Higher Ed: The Hottest Job in Higher Education: Instructional Designer

Inside Higher Ed contributors Peter Decherney and Caroline Levander say Instructional Designers are “the sherpas of online learning teams, more than ever in the COVID-19 era.” Read the full story.


Remote Teaching News: April 22, 2020

Educause: Using 360 Virtual Reality to Make Experiential Learning Accessible to All

Virtual and augmented reality field trips can help to optimize learning for students who are unable to attend in the real world. Read the full story.

BBC: The reason Zoom calls drain your energy

Video chat is helping us stay employed and connected. But what makes it so tiring – and how can we reduce ‘Zoom fatigue’? BBC Reporter Manyu Jiang offers some helpful tips. Read the full story.

Fast Company: All the things COVID-19 will change forever, according to 30 top experts

Tech exec, VCs, and analysts—from WhatsApp’s Will Cathcart to AOL cofounder Steve Case—on the pandemic’s lasting impact on how we live, work, and think. Read the full story.

cnbc.com: Why it’s still important to take days off work, if you can, while in lockdown

Taking a day off might not seem like a priority in the midst of a global pandemic, particularly when widespread lockdown measures have limited downtime to the confines of our own home, but experts say not taking any time out could actually be detrimental to productivity. Read the full story.


Remote Teaching News: April 15, 2020

BU Today: One Boston Day 2020

Today is the seventh anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings. In 2015, Mayor Martin Walsh proclaimed April 15 One Boston Day to commemorate those tragic events. This year he’s asking for a citywide day of reflection, prayer, and unity, with residents spreading goodwill through acts of kindness done safely from home and reflecting on the day’s meaning on social media, using #OneBostonDay. Read more in today’s Coronavirus Roundup.

Forbes: The Coronavirus Pandemic Has Unleashed A Revolution In Education: From Now On, Blended Learning Will Be The Benchmark

Forbes Senior Contributor Enrique Dans discusses the post-COVID-19 world and the need for blended learning—”the able to move from one to another immediately fluidly, continually, through a student’s life, way beyond the school, college or university years. Read the full story.

CBS News: Download These Custom Zoom Backgrounds From The Late Late Show

Add some flair to your Zoom meetings with custom animated backgrounds, courtesy of your friend James Corden. Read the full story.

Inside Higher Ed: Remotely Hands-On

Teaching lab sciences and the fine arts during COVID-19. Read the full story.

The Chronicle of Higher Education: Productivity and Happiness Under Sustained Disaster Conditions

The Chronicle of Higher Education writer Aisha S. Ahmad believes it is entirely possible to be peaceful, productive, and even happy under sustained disaster conditions. In this post, Ahmad share tools to find peace, remain productive and find happiness. Read the full story.

Forbes: Poll: 38% Of College Students Lost Work Because Of Coronavirus

The COVID-19 outbreak has thrown a wrench in three-quarters of American college students’ work plans, new polling finds, with those students reporting that they had either lost work opportunities, had them delayed or turned into remote jobs. Read the full story.


Remote Teaching News: April 10, 2020

#GoodFeeling Friday:

Remote Teaching  & Remote Learning from Boston Children’s Hospital: Virtual Music Therapy Visits for Pediatric Patients

The show must go on! Through the use of Zoom, Boston Children’s music therapists connect with patients of all ages during their hospital stay. In this Instagram video, a music therapist sings “The Wheels On The Bus” with his tiny toddler patient. Watch the video.

HuffPost: ‘Atlanta Angel’ Tyler Perry Paid For Seniors’ Groceries At More Than 70 Stores

The actor, writer and director purchased goods for elderly shoppers at 44 Kroger stores in Atlanta and 29 Winn-Dixie stores in Louisiana. Read the full story.

Time.com: ‘They Feel Like They’ve Been Remembered’: Bus Drivers Deliver Lunches to Kids Whose Schools Have Closed Due to Coronavirus

The rural school district of Estacada, Ore., serves around 1,700 students, 50% of whom qualify for free or reduced meals. In response to school closures due to COVID-19, the school district established a food service delivery program made up of 35 to 40 staff members who prepare 750 breakfast and lunches a day. Bus drivers then deliver that food to the stops along their route where they’d usually pick up children. Read the full story.

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BU Today: University Outlines COVID-19 Recovery Plan

Two days after the University announced that all in-person summer activities on the Charles River Campus had been canceled, President Robert A. Brown unveiled a plan to refocus COVID-19 discussions on the future, specifically on ways that BU can return to in-person, on-campus operations later this year. Read more about the University’s COVID-19 Recovery Plan.

U.S. Department of Education: Secretary DeVos Rapidly Delivers More Than $6 Billion in Emergency Cash Grants for College Students Impacted by Coronavirus Outbreak

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today more than $6 billion will be distributed immediately to colleges and universities to provide direct emergency cash grants to college students whose lives and educations have been disrupted by the coronavirus outbreak. Read the April 9, 2020 announcement.

Campus Technology: University Creating 20,000 AR/VR Lessons

Over the next two months, Kosovo’s University for Business and Technology will be using the EON Reality platform to create 20,000 augmented/virtual reality lessons across a variety of subjects. The work is the first large-scale adoption of EON Reality’s recently announced Self-Directed Learning Initiative, which provides a framework for students to create their own interactive learning content as part of coursework. Read the full story.

Inside Higher Ed: 3 Bad Educational Ideas That COVID-19 Will Hopefully Kill

Pandemic silver linings. If we can hope for an educational silver lining of the pandemic, we might want to look to the higher ed marketplace of ideas. Read the full story.

The Verge via Zoom: Zoom adds new security and privacy measures to prevent Zoombombing

Zoom announced the company will soon turn on passwords and waiting rooms for meetings by default for users on its free tier and those with a single license on its cheapest paid tier in an effort to help prevent “Zoombombing,” or the recent trend of people disrupting Zoom meetings uninvited and sharing shocking or even pornographic content. Read the full story.


Remote Teaching News: April 8, 2020

BU Today/The Brink: BU NEIDL Scientists Can “See the Enemy,” Making Headway on COVID-19 Research

In order to take out an enemy, you’ve got to be able to see the enemy. But how do you “see” a seemingly invisible invader like SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus responsible for more than a million COVID-19 infections around the world? Scientists at Boston University’s National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL) have found a way to light up the SARS-CoV-2 virus using glowing antibodies, making it possible to detect the virus as it infects laboratory cell cultures. Read more.

The Chronicle of Higher Education: How (Not) to Evaluate Teaching During a Pandemic

The Chronicle of Higher Education writer Jody Greene shares suggestions for instructors nervous about how their teaching will be evaluated this year: Read the full story.

Edusurge: 10 Awkward, Human Moments in the Move to Online Learning

After conversing with educators across the globe, Edusurge writer Mary Jo Madda selected ten favorite moments from the current world of virtual teaching—ones that demonstrate both the hilarity and humanity of this moment in time. Read the full story.

#GoodDeeds: College student makes masks for the deaf & hard of hearing

Twenty-one-year-old Ashley Lawrence of Woodford County, Kentucky, is a senior studying education for the deaf and hard of hearing at Eastern Kentucky University. She and her mother are making protective masks with clear facial protection to enhance communication for the deaf and hard of hearing. Read the full story.


Remote Teaching News: April 7, 2020

BU Today:BU Cancels In-Person Summer Programs amid COVID-19 Pandemic

With the COVID-19 pandemic near its peak and recovery likely months away, Boston University has decided to cancel all in-person summer activities on the Charles River Campus, and with exceptions, at the Medical Campus, and offer classes remotely for 2020 Summer Sessions 1 and 2. Read the full story.

Tech & Learning University: How It’s Done: Digital Learning and Innovation at Boston University

Tech & Learning University interviews Boston University Associate Provost, Digital Learning & Innovation’s Chris Dellarocas and highlights BU’s transitions to digital learning and process for preparing students for their future success. Read the full story.

#GoodDeeds via HuffPost: Show Your Support: Off Their Plate

Off Their Plate is a grassroots movement that began with a simple idea—to rally around the tireless frontline COVID healthcare workers by restoring work and livelihoods to our local frontline workforce. Off Their Plate provides a conduit for the community during a moment of crisis to provide nutritious meals to the hospital teams we depend on, provide jobs to those who have lost them. Together, we can help take one thing Off Their Plate. Show your support: OffTheirPlate.org.

Inside Higher Ed: Fostering Student Success Outside of Online Classes

How can student affairs and academic support staff best serve students who are mostly no longer on campus? Inside Higher Ed’s Jeff Doyle provides seven recommendations. Read the full story.

Remote Teaching News: April 1, 2020

BU Today: Spraying, Wiping, and Cleaning, BU Custodial Workers Never Stop, Even in a Pandemic

The men and women of the BU crew don’t have the luxury of working at home, even in a pandemic, and they are on the job, cleaning and disinfecting the 300 BU campus buildings, down to the last door handle. Read the full story.


Remote Teaching News: March 31, 2020

BU Today: Homeschooling during the Coronavirus Pandemic: Tips from Three BU Childhood Experts

What are the best ways to home school kids during the COVID-19 pandemic? BU Today spoke with three childhood experts from Wheelock to learn what they’re doing with their own children. — Their strategies are surprising—and empowering. Read the full story.

Inside Higher Ed: Coping With a Pandemic

As college students and faculty members face an onslaught of stressors related to the disruptions in their lives caused by the coronavirus pandemic, they are relying on each other for connection and coping strategies to help ease the weight of the public health crisis on their mental health. Read the full story.

Good News via CNN/WCVB TV: A 102-year-old Italian woman has recovered from coronavirus

A 102-year-old woman has recovered from coronavirus in the northern Italian city of Genoa after spending more than 20 days in hospital. Read the full story.

Educause: The Difference Between Emergency Remote Teaching and Online Learning

Well-planned online learning experiences are meaningfully different from courses offered online in response to a crisis or disaster. Colleges and universities working to maintain instruction during the COVID-19 pandemic should understand those differences when evaluating this emergency remote teaching. Read the full story.


Remote Teaching News: March 27, 2020

BU Today/The Brink: Facing Dire Shortages, 50 Boston Collaborators Develop Their Own FDA-Approved Coronavirus Test

The Center for Regenerative Medicine at BU’s Medical Campus has converted into an all-out operation running same-day COVID-19 tests for Boston Medical Center. Read the full story.

BU Today: Free access to eTextbooks from Barnes & Noble and VitalSource

BU students qualify for free access to eTextbooks under a program from Barnes & Noble and VitalSource. Read the full story.

Today’s Good Deed via The Daily Free Press: City and residents make efforts to feed those in need during pandemic

A majority of children and teenagers in the Boston Public Schools system — 72 percent, according to the Mayor’s Office — rely on school meals for breakfast and lunch. The City of Boston is acknowledging this issue by providing dozens of “grab and go” meal sites across the city to provide free breakfast and lunch to students at set time slots, which vary from site to site. Read the full story.

Business Insider: Gap Inc. is using its factories to make masks, gowns, and scrubs for healthcare workers

Gap Inc. is the latest retailer to announce a commitment to use its resources to create personal protective equipment like masks and scrubs for healthcare workers. Read the full story.

Educause: How Technology Can Support Student Success during COVID-19

The focus of higher education’s COVID-19 adaptations is on remote learning and working. Advising systems, degree progress tracking, and other technologies to support student success will be equally critical to help students complete courses and attain credentials. Read the full story.


Remote Teaching News: March 26, 2020

New York Times: The Dos and Don’ts of Online Video Meetings

From setting a clear agenda to testing your tech setup, here’s how to make video calls more tolerable for you and your colleagues. Read the full story.

ZOOM Blog: How to Keep the Party Crashers from Crashing Your Zoom Event

Read the list of Zoom features that can help you safely share your Zoom sessions without unwanted interruptions. Read the full story.


Remote Teaching News: March 25, 2020

BU Today: The New Normal, Students Reflect on First Week of Learning—and Living—Remotely

Nearly two weeks ago, Boston University urged students to return home, rather than to campus, at the end of spring break, and announced plans to begin teaching all classes remotely. In a Zoom Virtual Roundtable, Terriers talk about how their lives have changed. Read the full story.

Today’s Good Deed via The Florida Times Union: Coronavirus in Jacksonville, Acts of kindness, good deeds, how area residents are helping others

Good deeds, people helping those around them, random acts of kindness. These are stories that will make you smile and inspire you – all from Jacksonville and the Northeast Florida area. Read the full story.

Inside Higher Ed: For the Love of Learning

As faculty members transition to distance learning, Inside Higher Ed Contributor Melissa Dennihy offers five suggestions for how to find and make the most of the opportunities that online instruction can offer. Read the full story.

Campus Technology: Moving to Digital Learning Fast: Staying Positive

The rushed transition to online instruction during the coronavirus pandemic can be wrought with anxiety, technical issues, concern for students and more. What’s the best way to stay positive and support faculty? Read the full story.


Remote Teaching News: March 24, 2020

Bu Today: Governor’s Stay-at-Home Advisory Allows BU to Remain on Course

With COVID-19 cases continuing to rise statewide, Governor Charlie Baker on Monday directed the Department of Public Health to issue a “stay-at-home advisory” for all Massachusetts residents, effective on Tuesday, and ordered nonessential businesses to close. BU faculty can continue their remote teaching from campus and other University workers deemed essential can also come to work. Read how the Stay-at-Home Advisory impacts BU.

NJ.com: This NJ restaurateur took out a 50K credit line to pay his employees during coronavirus crisis

When NJ Gov. Phil Murphy ordered that restaurants close their dining rooms, business owner, Bryan Morin opened his wallet. Morin, owner of the Belmar restaurant Federico’s, went to the bank, took out a $50,000 line of credit, and made the 20 employees on his payroll a promise: No matter what happens over the next two months, they would still receive a paycheck. Read the full story.


Remote Teaching News: March 23, 2020

BU Today: Remote Teaching and Learning in the Time of COVID-19

BU chemistry master lecturer Binyomin Abrams connects with 181 students from around the world—from an empty lecture hall. Watch the video.

Educause Review, Remote Teaching: The Glass Half-Full

[Excerpt] “What I hope the experience will do, is show us how resilient we are as a community. I hope faculty who may have been reluctant to use educational technologies will now see some new possibilities. I hope students will discover some things about themselves—about what it means to be flexible and what it means to learn.” Read the full story.

Cleveland Clinic Health Essentials: How to Work From Home & Still Be Productive

Telecommuting presents a unique set of challenges, especially for those who have never done it before or who don’t know how long it will last. Cleveland Clinic Physical Therapist Mary Morrison, PT, DScPT, offers strategies to maintain healthy habits and productivity in check while working remotely. Read the full story.

Today’s Good Deed via Women’s Day: 6 Acts of Kindness During the Coronavirus Outbreak That Will Restore Your Faith in Humanity

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, when the news is full of worrying statistics and advice on social distancing, there is a bright light to be found in the acts of kindness that everyday people and companies are sharing. Right now, a little help can go a long way, and these are just a handful of examples of the way neighbors have stepped up to care for each other and practice kindness during this challenging time. Read the full story.


Remote Teaching News: March 20, 2020

BU Today/The BRINK:

Scientists at Boston University’s National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL), led by microbiologist Robert Davey, this week started suiting up to conduct research on live samples of the novel coronavirus, the first team in Boston to start such work on the global pandemic. Read The BRINK story.

Today’s Good Deed via CBS News: Meals on Wheels is serving despite pandemic

With the CDC’s warning that people 65 and older are most vulnerable to the coronavirus, older Americans, even those facing food insecurity, have been encouraged to stay home and self-quarantine. Non-profit Meals on Wheels has set out to make sure those vulnerable to hunger are staying fed, with more than 5,000 chapters around the country. Mireya Villarreal follows Meals on Wheels volunteers during their effort to keep helping people amid the coronavirus pandemic. Watch the video.

Edusurge: With Weeks of E-learning Ahead, Be Flexible and Forget Perfection

As educators across the United States grapple with the new reality facing them and their students as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, many are being advised to implement digital learning—some for the first time. Edsurge Contributor Emily Tate shares guidance on how to reduce stress and the need for perfection when remote teaching. Read the full story.

Inside Higher Ed: What Are Your Work Days Like Nowadays?

Inside Higher Ed Contributor Joshua Kim shares some of his thoughts, experiences and learnings working remotely. He says, “The switching from one Zoom meeting to another has taught me a couple of things: A) make your lunch early in the morning, before the first Zoom meeting starts. B) When you eat in front of Zoom, it is OK to turn off your camera.” Read the full story.


Remote Teaching News: March 19, 2020

Edusurge: As Coronavirus Closes Colleges, the Campus Tour Goes Virtual

Universities nationwide have begun rolling back admissions deadlines and pointing students online to get a view on-campus life. Read about the role of VR (virtual reality) and its importance in lieu of campus tours. View the full story.

Inside Higher Ed: Advice for Faculty Members in a Turbulent Time

Inside Higher Ed Contributor Mindi Thompson gives some practical advice to help you focus on your physical and mental health and wellness. Read the full story.

Today’s Good Deed: Free and Discounted Ed Tech Tools for Online Learning During the Coronavirus Pandemic

As more and more colleges and universities are moving to remote teaching and learning over the next several weeks in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19, education technology companies have stepped forward to help move student learning to the virtual realm. View the list.


Remote Teaching News: March 18, 2020

BU Today: BU Extends Remote Classes through Spring

In an unprecedented move reflective of these uncertain times, Boston University will extend remote teaching and learning through the end of the spring semester for its 35,000 students and 4,000 faculty and will close residence halls as of Sunday, March 22, to try and help contain the fast-spreading coronavirus, BU officials announced on Tuesday evening. Read the full story.

Inside Higher Ed: The Human Element in Online Learning

As colleges pivot quickly toward online learning, here’s the secret most educators and students don’t yet know: done right, online education can be surprisingly intimate, write Inside Higher Ed Contributors Larry DeBrock, Norma Scagnoli and Fataneh Taghaboni-Dutta. Read the full story.

WBUR News: Coronavirus Triple Duty: Working, Parenting, And Teaching From Home

“Remote learning is a brave new world… — one we’ve entered with little warning,” writes NPR Business Desk Correspondent . “And like me, parents everywhere are grappling with remote school while trying to work remotely.” Read Noguchi’s account of how she is transitioning to full-time remote work while supporting her family through a crisis.

Today’s Good Deed: Girl Scouts set up digital cookie booth to donate boxes to hospital workers amid coronavirus outbreak

Good Morning America: Three Girl Scouts have found a touching way to put a smile on the faces of medical workers who are on the front lines helping those most affected by the novel coronavirus.

When three Virginia Beach-based sisters realized it wouldn’t be the best idea to set up their usual booth outside a local Walmart or Kroger because of the many coronavirus-related shutdowns, they knew they had to get creative. Read the full story.


Remote Teaching News: March 17, 2020

BU Today: Boston University Provost Jean Morrison Answers Student Questions about Remote Learning

Boston University students have a lot of questions about how online classes will work, now that the University has moved to remote teaching and learning in an effort to help contain the coronavirus outbreak, and how the change will affect their education. BU Today posed their queries to Jean Morrison, University provost and chief academic officer, and Chrysanthos Dellarocas, BU associate provost for Digital Learning & Innovation and Richard C. Shipley Professor of Management at the Questrom School of Business. Read the full story.

Boston.com: From flattening the curve to social distancing: A coronavirus glossary

Boston.com prepared a guide to the words and phrases you need to know to keep informed of the latest COVID-19 developments. Access the glossary.

Inside Higher Ed: Hope Matters

Inside Higher Ed Contributor Mays Imad offers 10 teaching strategies to support students and help them continue to learn during this time of uncertainty. Read the full story.

‘Good Deed’ coverage via CBSSports.com: Amid NBA coronavirus shutdown, Zion Williamson’s generosity shows why New Orleans is in great hands

The 19-year-old rookie was one of the first players to respond after the league suspended the season. Read the full story.

Edusurge: Prioritizing Human Connection When Social Distancing Is the New Norm

School leaders and administrative teams across the country are weighing alternatives and contingency plans for combating the spread of COVID-19. In this post, online education experts and technologists are offering up advice and training to help. Read the full story.

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Remote Teaching News: March 16, 2020

BU Today: Coronavirus: BU Monday Roundup

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker (left) at the announcement on Friday, March 13, that the Boston Marathon had been postponed until September. Get today’s BU, Boston, national, and global updates. Read the full story.

EDUCAUSE COVID-19 Resource Library

This EDUCAUSE resource page was created to help higher education institutions plan for possible campus disruption by COVID-19, or Coronavirus 19—a respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus. Read the full story.

Inside Higher Ed: So You Want to Temporarily Teach Online

For colleges and universities quickly moving to online teaching, Inside Higher Ed Contributors Stephanie Moore and Charles B. Hodges offer practical advice for instructors in the short term. Read the full story.

Boston Business Journal: 5 Things You Need to Know Today (The New Normal)

Governor Charlie Baker announces new COVID-19 statewide measures; the Federal Reserve yesterday (3/15) cut its benchmark interest rate to almost zero, National Grid haunts collections, and more.  Read the Boston Business Journal’s Top 5 News Stories of the Day.

Campus Technology: 15 Trends Shaping the Future of Higher Education

The Educause 2020 Horizon Report has identified 15 social, technological, higher education and political trends that are influencing teaching and learning in higher ed today — and will have a lasting impact on tomorrow. Read the full story.

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