New York’s Columbia University Libraries announced that it has joined The Palace Project platform and app, in a bid to streamline the management and delivery of ebooks, audiobooks, and other e-content. The Palace Project is a nonprofit library-centered platform and e-reader app for digital content and services.

After multiple years of disrupted learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a new report from EDUCAUSE found that higher education students are looking for their colleges and universities to “rebalance” when it comes to technology in the classroom and distance learning.


The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced that it is committing $96 million in new funding through its Emergency Connectivity Program, which aims to expand broadband access and provide devices to students to help close the homework gap.

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Remote Learning

The Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) is launching a new program that will help bring free online learning to thousands of people across the state and help them develop new tech skills and improve their career readiness. The program, titled “Tech Ready Louisiana,” is the result of a partnership between LWC and Coursera, a large online learning platform.

McKinsey & Company has released a research report that showcases how technology has been shaping the higher educational field, revealing students and faculty are eager to continue using classroom learning technologies adopted during the COVID-19 pandemic, but institutions could do more to support the shift.

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The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has released a supplemental report on pandemic learning for U.S. students, which details the watchdog agency’s objectives, scope, and methodology for its report released last month, Pandemic Learning: As Students Struggle to Learn, Teachers Reported Few Strategies as Particularly Helpful to Mitigate Learning Loss.

While the COVID-19 pandemic caused millions of students to have their education disrupted during the 2020-2021 school year, teachers have since reported finding limited strategies that could be helpful in mitigating learning loss, the Federal government’s top watchdog agency said in a new report.

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