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Explore ‘The Future of Ed-Tech’ at This Week’s EduALL Virtual Event

By Danielle Chazen

In a recent piece on Forbes, Paul LeBlanc examined the current challenges facing colleges and universities, which are "scrambling to finish the academic year online, fretting over next fall’s enrollment, and struggling with cash flow challenges." LeBlanc serves as President of Southern New Hampshire University, one of the largest universities in the U.S. with 180,000 learners, mostly online. He went…
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Find the Best Professional Video Platform for Your Needs: Kaltura Advantages

By Danielle Chazen

The use of video has exploded in recent years. Video has proven to be an effective tool to engage, educate and entertain an array of audiences. It’s therefore being implemented into more university courses, eLearning, companies’ marketing campaigns, employee training and media coverage. When producing video, leaders at universities, companies and media institutions can select from a range of solutions…
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Expert Tips: Transitioning to Online Learning

By Danielle Chazen

Is your school shifting its courses online due to the COVID-19 crisis? We consulted with experts in virtual learning and online video for their thoughts on this unprecedented push to provide all lectures remotely. University leaders are currently being charged with continuing to provide coursework to students, but limiting all face-to-face interactions to keep their students safe. However, many of…
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Verbit Announces New Integration with Zoom

By Danielle Chazen

The need for remote work and learning has grown exponentially due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of Verbit's customers are utilizing Zoom Video Communications daily to communicate with their colleagues and teams or host online lectures for their students. Zoom is a remote conferencing services company that allows users to conduct video and audio conference calls, online meetings, eLearning and…
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Hear from Universities In Action: EduALL Virtual Summit

By Danielle Chazen

University administrators with responsibilities which fall within the disability services, IT and accessibility departments were formerly faced with the daunting challenge of making the case for embedding more digital technologies into current classrooms to aid more students. Now, with 200 universities and colleges moving their courses online in response to the coronavirus outbreak, the expertise of these individuals is being…
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Schools are Shifting Online Due to the Coronavirus

By Danielle Chazen

A growing number of universities and colleges are shifting to remote learning and cancelling in-person classes due to fears of the spread of the coronavirus. Some schools are even asking students to leave their campuses. More than 1,000 cases have now been reported in the US. American University, the University of Maryland, Syracuse University and Rice University are among those…
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Verbit Announces Launch of EduALL Virtual Summit

By Danielle Chazen

Verbit is excited to announce the launch of EduALL, a complimentary virtual summit, on April 1st from 10am - 12:30pm EST. The event is designed to provide higher-ed professionals with best practices, tips and tools to evolve their universities and online schools to work for all students, regardless of ability or disability. The event will feature notable speakers such as…
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Accessibility Requirements & Considerations for UK Institutions

By Danielle Chazen

Universities and online schools in North America aren’t the only ones looking to make their course materials more accessible. Legislation in the United Kingdom, including the Equality Act of 2010 (EQA), has driven universities and online schools in the UK to provide greater accessibility to their students. Rather than view the tools deemed necessary to make materials accessible as requirements…
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Webinar Recap: The UDL Power Shift with Dr. Eric Moore

By Danielle Chazen

The “Universal Design for Learning” approach continues to gain recognition and momentum among higher education professionals. Verbit recently hosted a webinar focused on UDL application to provide a refresh on UDL and how it's evolving. Dr. Eric Moore, a UDL specialist at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and a higher-ed consultant, recently joined Verbit’s Accessibility Evangelist, Scott Ready to explore…
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