The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) is using AI to ensure that students and visitors keep their distance and keep their masks on at football games.

Beaufort County Community College (BCCC) in North Carolina will use $329,983 in funding to develop more options for distance learning. The grants, which came from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Office, will allow BCCC to expand distance learning in a myriad of ways, including retrofitting additional classrooms with broadcast equipment and working with high schools in rural areas to develop ways to increase college transfer and dual-enrollment options to high school students.

In March and April as the spring semester came to a close, the COVID-19 pandemic upended the nation’s higher education institutions as they scrambled to get classes online for huge numbers of students.

The Department of Defense (DoD) and the National Security Agency (NSA) have launched a new initiative aimed at increasing diversity in their cybersecurity workforce.

Michigan’s Ferris State University is using a $669,216 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to fund a new virtual reality (VR) initiative.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $72 million in distance learning and telemedicine infrastructure in 40 states, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.

This fall, Clarkson University in New York State was faced with a daunting task – safely bringing more than 3,000 students back to its main campus for both in-person and online classes. To keep students safe and learning, the school turned to technology.

The vast majority of university students – 84 percent – are struggling with stress and anxiety caused by COVID-19, according to a study from META, a digital mental health platform for schools.

In anticipation of a fall semester full of hybrid and distance learning the University of Kentucky spent the summer overhauling its classroom technology campuswide.

In a trend across the country, Duke University has moved to a blend of remote and hybrid learning. To keep remote students engaged, Duke’s Office of Information Technology (OIT) has deployed 50 Zoom carts for professors to use during their classes.

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