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Rice U. finds coronavirus testing error after going remote

Rice University found that a testing error was behind the spike in coronavirus numbers on campus that led to the semester starting online, according to a university announcement Sunday. The Houston university re-examined the testing because of unusual patterns in the data, Kevin Kirby, the school’s vice president for administration, wrote in a campuswide letter. After beginning testing before orientation week, the campus positivity rate sat at 2%, significantly higher than last year’s overall rate. One of three testing providers accounted for more than 90% of the positive tests, with the only cluster of cases coming from one testing center, he wrote. Emily Bamforth has the story.

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Higher ed association promotes alternative credentials

A leading higher education association is setting its sights on alternative credentials, on Tuesday launching two new groups to simplify the process for institutions looking to implement more short-term programs. The University for Professional and Continuing Education Association announced a council, composed of campus leadership drawn from its more than 400 member institutions, to lead research and discussion on logistics and strategy for offering alternative credentials. Alternative credentials, such as micro-credentials and certificates offered by bootcamps and massive online open courses, are often offered online and are skill-based. Colin Wood has more.

Google Cloud, Walden U. create AI-powered chatbot

Walden University, a for-profit online college, and Google Cloud recently tested an artificial intelligence-powered chatbot that’s designed to act as an online tutor that writes its own assessments of students’ progress. In a demonstration on Monday, Walden leaders showed how the chatbot, which they named “Julian,” produces simple multiple-choice questions and challenges students on short-form written answers. The software scans students’ phrasing for accuracy and helps build online notes through machine learning. Emily has the details.

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