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Rayburn earns 2020 ISTE Arts and Technology Network Creativity Award

Josh Rayburn, a doctoral candidate in Morehead State University’s Doctor of Education in Educational Technology program and District STEM Learning Coach for Fayette County Public Schools, was honored with the 2020 International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Arts and Technology Network Creativity Award.  

“I feel like this award represents me as a whole,” Rayburn said. “I am a member of ISTE and submitted my material, not thinking I would win. I am very excited about this award and proud to be one of the few that have won the awards.”  

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Start-up founded by UCSD graduate helps college students avoid crowds on campus amid pandemic

As college students return to school amid the coronavirus pandemic, 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 about 4,000 square feet.

An algorithm then predicts occupancy at up to 95 percent accuracy, the company says.

Occuspace also says privacy protections have been built in to make the

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Teaching and Learning with Technology welcomes newest faculty fellows cohort

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State’s Teaching and Learning with Technology (TLT) has welcomed eight instructors as members of the newest Faculty Fellows cohort. During the 2020-21 academic year, the projects of Justin Brown, along with colleagues Adrian Barragan and Jamie Garcia Prudencio, Margaret Hoffman, Tom Hogan, Randy McEntaffer, Dawn Pfeifer Reitz and Jan Reimann will, in their unique ways, focus on student engagement.

“The current state of higher education has placed a bright spotlight on the need to keep students involved with and participating in their coursework,” said Bart Pursel, director of innovation with TLT. “We’re thrilled to welcome

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Online Courses the New Norm in College — Campus Technology


Online Courses the New Norm in College

While 40 percent of IT higher education IT leaders and instructional technologists said in June 2020 that their college or university was planning for “mostly in-person” classes for the fall, that share plummeted to less than 5 percent by August. And whereas in fall 2019 most institutions were offering one in five or fewer classes online, a year later that was flipped: A majority of schools were offering four in five or more courses online this fall.

Those findings were shared in a recent

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Colleges knew the risks but they reopened anyway. Here’s how they got it all wrong

After all, in March, most had pivoted to virtual learning — either temporarily or permanently — in hopes of curbing the spread of the virus. But by fall, school officials had to make a decision yet again: Do they reopen in the midst of a Covid-19 pandemic? And if they do, can it be done safely?

In some cases, local health departments warned schools against welcoming students back. In others, it was the faculty and staff who spoke out against reopening.

Administration officials nationwide struggled to balance conflicting guidance from politicians and public health experts, while also navigating pressure from … Read More