University faculty want more time to evaluate edtech, poll finds

Professors say they don’t have enough time to evaluate technology to be used in classrooms, according to a recent survey from the College Innovation Network, a project of WGU Labs, the research affiliate of Western Governors University. The network, which connects institutions interested in using edtech, found that only about one-third of faculty surveyed said

Arizona State students are teaching high schoolers AWS cloud

Hundreds of students from low-income school districts are taking AWS cloud computing classes through Arizona State University, before graduating with a high school diploma. The program, in its second semester, isn’t “watered down” for high school students, Trinity Smith, ASU’s lead teaching fellow, told EdScoop. Students navigate asynchronous lessons and materials that teach them about

Lone Star College to launch fully virtual LSC-Online this summer

Lone Star College, a large community college system in Houston, Texas, is this summer launching a new online college, called LSC-Online, a move its vice chancellor said administrators have discussed for more than six years. The system’s eighth college targets students who want to learn completely online, said Seelpa Keshvala, the new college’s CEO and

Class buys Blackboard Collaborate – EdScoop

The virtual classroom company Class plans to buy Blackboard Collaborate this year from parent company Anthology, the companies announced Thursday. Both Class and Collaborate offer videoconferencing features designed for teachers, like attendance or virtual whiteboards. Class makes add-ons for Zoom, while Collaborate runs in the Blackboard learning management system. The plan following the sale is