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Education Companies Offer Free Resources for Higher Education During COVID-19 Crisis

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The following education companies are offering new free resources to schools, colleges, and universities to help schools deal with COVID-19.

Cengage Unlimited
For U.S. colleges impacted by COVID-19, Cengage is offering students free access to all digital platforms and ebooks through Cengage Unlimited, for the remainder of the spring semester. 

Turnitin continues to operate at full capacity with mandatory work-at-home policy for employees. New and existing users have free access to Gradescope Complete for new courses created through June 30, 2020. Additionally, all existing 2020 courses have been upgraded to Gradescope Complete.

Nepris continues to operate at full capacity and has opened up several resources:. 

  • Industry Chats are free through April 30 so that any student can explore career opportunities and participate in chats. See the 40 industry chats and read details here.
  • Nepris is reaching out to industry partners and its network of thousands of professionals encouraging them to schedule even more industry chats.

inquirED is operating as usual and is offering a webinar on March 25 in conjunction with the NCSS:

  • When Covid-19 Closes Your School: Ideas and Suggestions for Social Studies Instruction. A special webinar co-hosted by The National Council for the Social Studies and inquirED. 
  • Speakers: Dr. Tina Heafner (NCSS President, Professor of Social Studies Education, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte) Christina French (Director of Elementary Curriculum & Instruction, Lakota Local School District) Elisabeth Ventling Simon (VP of Learning Experience, inquirED)

New Horizons Computer Learning Centers
New Horizons provides corporate training and individual training for IT, leadership, and project management. New Horizons  is currently migrating courses and adding new courses to its Online LIVE® platform. New Horizons franchises around the world are also adding capacity in online learning.

CirQlive is giving 90 days of free consulting services for administrators in higher education and K-12 on how to deploy or scale online learning, as well as 90 days of free usage of CirQlive integration tool. 

Modo Campus®  is a no-code platform for colleges and universities to build their mobile presence. Modo is building a special tool to support universities during the COVID-19 crisis and will hold training webinars in the coming weeks. 

Hands-On Labs (Science Interactive)
Hands-On Labs has published a guide for COVID-19 Preparedness including links to COVID-19 primary-source information, applicable webinars, and advice for campuses implementing online learning in the sciences.