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Before the coronavirus, telework was an optional benefit, mostly for the affluent few

BY DREW DESILVER One of the key public health responses to the global coronavirus pandemic has been social distancing – avoiding large groups of people in close quarters in order to inhibit the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus. Along with shutting down sports leagues, closing churches and stores and limiting restaurants to take-out service only, […]

Covid-19 DNS Abuse

Go here to help fight against coronavirus abuse

Kevin Murphy, March 26, 2020, Domain Tech A coalition of over 1,000 security experts, domain name providers and others have got together to help coordinate efforts to combat abusive coronavirus-related domains. A workspace on the collaboration platform Slack has been growing steadily since it was created a week ago, enabling technology professionals to exchange information about […]


Amid our fear, we’re rediscovering utopian hopes of a connected world

Alan Rusbridger The coronavirus blitz spirit has focused our interest on networks that make us stronger – the NHS, the BBC and the internet itself Sun 29 Mar 2020 09.00 BSTLast modified on Sun 29 Mar 2020 09.59 BST If this is the worst of times, it is also the best of times. In our anxiety we are drawing […]


School closings prompted by coronavirus have affected more than 1.5 billion students worldwide

Public Domain CORONAVIRUS NEWS UNESCO says more than 160 countries have closed all their schools because of the pandemic.Mike Kennedy MAR 26, 2020 The coronavirus has disrupted schooling for more than 87% of the world’s student population, UNESCO says. UNESCO—the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization—says that as of March 25, the pandemic has led […]

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Remote Learning Tips

Web Conferencing Links & Articles Compiled By the team at Brookline Interactive Group Thank you to the individuals who created these helpful guides and have shared them with us! The New Normal: Web Conferencing Tools & Covid-19 Resources for Non-profit Organizations & Local Governments Elected Officials, Nonprofits & Public Access Television For Government Officials: by […]

Covid-19 Surveillance

Covid-19 and Surveillance

– Karnataka Government Publishes  Addresses of People COVIID-19 Quarantine – Ecuador Surveillance Measures to Confront Pandemic is a Threat toHuman Rights – Netanyahu Imposes Dangerous “Big Brother” Surveillance Under thePretext of a Security Response to the Coronavirus – Covid-19 in Africa: When is Surveillance Necessary and Proportionate? – Valencia Tracking People Via Mobile Phones

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Remote Learning Collections

ISKME’s OER Partners Step Up to Create Remote Learning Collections  It has been inspiring to see our OER partner states, districts, schools and individual educators curate and create tools and resources to support remote learning this past week. Here are a few examples:Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction has a well-established OER Hub where they have […]

AI Covid-19

Using ICT and AI to flatten the curve in Republic of Korea

Introducing the AI for Good Webinar Series!Featuring ideas, insights and solutions to solve humanity’s greatest challenges. Dear Reader, The AI for Good team cordially invites you to join us in launching the AI for Good Webinar Series, a free, live series of talks, interviews and panels, featuring inter-disciplinary experts whose ideas, insights and solutions can help humanity leverage […]

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Videoconferencing Alternatives: How Low-Bandwidth Teaching Will Save Us All

By Daniel StanfordMarch 16, 2020 When we try to replicate classroom experiences in an online environment, it’s easy to think of video conferencing as our go-to tool for all sorts of learning objectives—and for good reason. Most of us have participated in a video conference at work or had a video chat with friends or […]


Surging Traffic Is Slowing Down Our Internet

By Cecilia Kang, Davey Alba and Adam Satariano WASHINGTON — In late January, as China locked down some provinces to contain the spread of the coronavirus, average internet speeds in the country slowed as people who were stuck inside went online more and clogged the networks. In Hubei Province, the epicenter of infections, mobile broadband speeds fell by more than […]