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UW opens blockchain lab on $500K donation – Wyoming Business Report

In what could be a world first, a billion-dollar blockchain company donated $500,000 in its own cryptocurrency to help fund the new Advanced Blockchain Research and Development Laboratory at the University of Wyoming. The University of Wyoming Foundation converted the donation to dollars, thanks to new laws on the Wyoming books that allow it to More Info »

Rasmussen College Offers its eRasmussen Suite of Professional Development Training at No Cost

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Rasmussen College provides access to online training at no cost via its eRasmussen digital platform MINNEAPOLIS–Rasmussen College, a regionally accredited private college, announced today that eRasmussen, its suite of professional development trainings, is now available at no cost to the general public. The eRasmussen platform offers professional development training and education More Info »

American Council on Education Simulates Distribution of CARES Act Emergency Funds – NASFAA

In the wake of the $2 trillion COVID-19 relief package passed by Congress last week, colleges and universities across the country are beginning to consider how the legislation might impact their campuses. In an effort to provide schools with a rough estimate of how much emergency assistance they may receive from the Emergency Stabilization Fund More Info »

Aviation school opens classes to Norfolk, Hampton high school students – Inside Business

High school students in Norfolk and Hampton will soon have the chance to get on the fast track to a good-paying job as an aircraft mechanic as part of a new partnership program. The students will be able to take four courses during their junior and senior years at Aviation Institute of Maintenance’s Norfolk campus More Info »

Annual Student Loan Acknowledgement – Preliminary Implementation in Late April 2020, Borrower Completion Requirement Delayed until 2021 – IFAP

In response to school concerns and the unprecedented disruptions caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19), we will be delaying the requirement that borrowers complete the Annual Student Loan Acknowledgement prior to disbursement for the 2020–21 Award Year. Instead, the borrower completion requirement will begin with the 2021–22 Award Year. Background In a November 21, 2019 Electronic More Info »

How this university uses a chatbot to answer COVID-19 questions – University Business

Iowa State University provides crucial information about the coronavirus and how it is affecting campus operations using artificial intelligence Iowa State University has embedded a higher ed chatbot named Cy into six department websites that answers student and faculty questions about the coronavirus. “So, someone could ask the chatbot a question about how the coronavirus More Info »

Preparing for the Future (and Present!) of Work – The evolllution

Preparing for the future of work includes learning and utilizing new technologies and the “entrepreneurial mindset”. Talk about the future of work is starting to come up more frequently in everyday conversations. Its changing nature is happening because of a convergence of many technologies, including: Artificial Intelligence (think Alexa, chatbots, self-driving cars) Internet of Things More Info »

Will They Return? – Inside Higher Ed

Surveys suggest tough times for most colleges. Thursday was the day Ivy League and other highly competitive institutions extended admissions offers. We learned that Yale University admitted 6.54 percent of applicants. The University of Pennsylvania admitted 8.1 percent of applicants. Not much has changed in elite higher education. But for everyone else, these are scary More Info »

Coronavirus Legislation Heads to President’s Desk: Phase 3 Highlights – E&L Blog

As we continue to combat this national health pandemic, President Trump has advocated for unity, calling on Members of Congress to work together with the administration to help American families, workers, and small businesses suffering from the health and economic consequences of the coronavirus. After days of unnecessary Democrat political posturing, today the House of More Info »

Holding Class on Zoom? Beware of These Hacks, Hijinks and Hazards – EdSurge

On Tuesday, Kristina Ishmael was watching a webinar about how coronavirus will impact K-12 education policy, when the screen was suddenly flooded by pictures of pornographic images and racial slurs. The moderator turned off the video—but to no avail. The perpetrator later took control of the audio, and Ishmael, a senior policy manager of education More Info »