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Remote learning made universities more vulnerable to cyberattacks

by Benjamin Freed

Ransomware attacks against colleges increased 100% from 2019 to 2020, while malicious activity linked to nation-states also jumped during the pandemic, according to security firm BlueVoyant.

University students report worse educations during pandemic

by Colin Wood

A recent survey commissioned by the publication Intelligent shows that students are generally having a harder time learning and getting support during the pandemic.

UC Berkeley builds pop-up wastewater lab to aid local public health agencies in COVID-19 response

by Betsy Foresman

A new temporary testing lab is assisting 11 communities around the San Francisco Bay Area detect the presence of COVID-19, providing health agencies with additional data.

U. Mass. Amherst got its data analytics platform online just in time for the pandemic

by Colin Wood

A data analytics platform launched just before the pandemic arrived is now serving a central role in how Amherst's administrators make decisions.

Educause outlines universities' 3 pandemic recovery options in annual report

by Betsy Foresman

No single strategy will help all institutions recover from the pandemic, but technology will continue to play a central role as institutions adapt and strive to better serve students' needs, the group's organizers said.

One professor's obsessive quest to replicate the university classroom experience from his home studio

by Colin Wood

Hundreds of hours and tens of thousands of dollars later, business analytics professor Sean Willems' home studio is better than most, but he said it still can't match the quality of education offered in a real classroom.

'Studytable' gives Purdue U. classmates new ways to connect

by Colin Wood

An app originally designed as a way for students to earn extra cash by helping their classmates has been redesigned to allow free and easy communication during the pandemic.

UT Austin business class beams in 3D hologram of professor

by Colin Wood

A business school at the University of Texas, Austin, has partnered with a local startup to beam full-body 3D holograms of professors into the classroom.

Rutgers surveyed students on remote learning, crafted tips for teachers

by Jake Williams

A new collection of resources for university faculty draws insight from a nationwide student survey that identified challenges students faced following the shift to remote learning during the pandemic.