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Ed-tech veterans launch Zoom challenger Engageli

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Ed-tech start-up Engageli has raised $14.5 million to build a videoconferencing platform. Unlike Zoom, the platform has been purposefully designed with college and university faculty members and students in mind.

COVID-era experience strengthens faculty belief in value of online learning, institutions' support for them

Survey finds significant increases in professors' confidence in virtual learning and their sense of support from their colleges -- but continuing concerns about equity for underrepresented students.

Pandemic coincides with boom in projects to re-enroll college students

Companies and colleges are launching new programs and partnerships to re-enroll stopped-out students. The timing couldn't have been better.

Parking lot Wi-Fi is a way of life for many students

Using Wi-Fi ready college parking lots is now a way of life for students with limited or no internet access.

'Zoombombers' disrupt online classes with racist, pornographic content

Online Zoom classes were disrupted by individuals spewing racist, misogynistic or vulgar content. Experts say professors using Zoom should familiarize themselves with the program's settings.

Pivot to online raises concerns for FERPA, surveillance

Colleges are scrambling to move courses online. But with those changes come concerns over privacy and surveillance.

Online program management companies face Washington microscope

Old issues with online program management companies get new attention in Washington.

Catholic colleges develop apps for natural family planning

Two Catholic colleges, Georgetown University and Marquette University, have been helping to create apps for natural family planning.

Another gossip app hits college campuses. Will this one be better?

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Pop wants to become the next big messaging app for students. But will it avoid the mistakes of Yik Yak and other failed campus-based apps before it?

Study: Lecture capture reduces attendance, but students value it

Study finds students are modestly less likely to come to class when lectures are recorded, but the videos bolster their learning.

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