Russia’s Edtech Companies Step Up in the Pandemic
The current stay-at-home policies imposed by the pandemic has been a blessing in disguise for the edtech market which is growing at an exponential rate.
Russia is no exception to this rule. As Russian tech companies are leveraging their capabilities to launch educational platforms, they are modifying the country’s archaic education system, pushing their institutions to adopt online teaching services.
Source: Asia Times
Conferencing – University of California, Irvine
YuJa Selected by UC Irvine for Multi-Year Agreement to Provide Classroom Capture and Video Management Solutions
The University of California, Irvine has just signed an agreement with YuJa to further enhance its classroom and online learning practices. The new video platform offers software-based lecture capture tools as well as a full-scale media management services and easy integration with the institution’s learning management system.
Source: Business Wire
Online Program Management – University of Washington Continuum College
University of Washington Continuum College Partners With InStride
The University of Washington Continuum College has just joined InStride’s global network of academic institutions. This partnership will permit the college to offer its online professional development programs, which have seen record growth recently, directly to workers through their employers, allowing employees to gain valuable skills from home.
Source: Business Wire
Proctor System – College of William and Mary
College Announces Remote Proctoring Through Honorlock, Eliciting Student Privacy Concerns
The College of William and Mary announced that it will offer proctoring for this Spring semester exams through Honorlock, an extension for Google Chrome that monitors students’ webcams and microphones. Questions have been raised surrounding the browser extension’s security and equity as well as its availability before the exam period, but the Dean of students said in an email that his office will help in procuring the necessary equipment and Wi-Fi connections for students with extraordinary circumstances.
Source: The Flat Hat