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Companies and instructors build technology to take remote instruction video tools to the next level

Few phrases capture the zeitgeist of higher education in 2020 better than “Zoom University.”

In the space of just a few months, thousands of students joke that they have transferred to Zoom U — some even opting to make it “official” with the purchase of an unofficial sweatshirt.

Zoom’s videoconferencing platform has become synonymous with remote instruction during the pandemic. But Zoom was not designed specifically for educational use. ClassEDU, a start-up created by Michael Chasen, former CEO and co-founder of Blackboard, aims to change that.

ClassEDU announced last week that it has raised $16 million in seed

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These 25 Technology Trends Will Define The Next Decade

We may not be living on Mars or traveling to work using jet packs, but there’s no doubt the coming decade will bring many exciting technological advances. In this article, I want to outline the 25 key technology trends that I believe will shape the 2020s.

1.     Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning. The increasing ability of machines to learn and act intelligently will absolutely transform our world. It is also the driving force behind many of the other trends on this list.

2.     The Internet of Things (IoT).

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Q&A: How to handle technology issues with online school

Across the U.S., the pandemic has forced students to attend virtual school

NEW YORK — Across the U.S., the pandemic has forced students to attend virtual school to prevent spread of the coronavirus. But the more we rely on technology, the bigger the consequences when gadgets or internet service let us down.

Technology being technology, all sorts of things can go wrong. Your internet service may be inadequate for all-day videoconferencing or simply overstressed. Hardware and

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Colleges look for lower-risk ways for students to socialize

One hallmark of the fall semester so far has been the recurrent theme of college administrators pleading with students to stop partying — and threatening and imposing punishments on those who do — to try to tamp down the spread of COVID-19. But as college administrators try their hardest to stop students from attending crowded indoor parties and bar hopping, the question arises of what they can or should do to help students socialize in lower-risk ways.

To this end, some colleges are creating new outdoor gathering and performance spaces, erecting tents that limited-sized student groups can reserve, and holding

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San Diego start-up helps college students avoid crowds on campus amid pandemic

As college students return to school amid the coronavirus, a San Diego start-up is helping them stay safe through technology that monitors crowds in real time in libraries, gyms and other high-traffic locations around campus.

Occuspace, founded by UC San Diego graduate Nic Halverson, uses a sensor that plugs into an electrical wall socket to pinpoint Wi-Fi and Bluetooth signals from mobile devices, such as laptops and smartphones within a range of about 4,000 square feet.

An algorithm then predicts occupancy at up to 95 percent accuracy. Privacy protections have been built in to make the data anonymous. Occuspace claims

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