March 3, 2021

The Weekly Roundup: The First College Impacted by the Pandemic

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Picking your virtual classroom, an SEL that raised $1.5M in seed funding, and taking a look at the first college affected by the pandemic

Welcome to the Meratas Memo’s Weekly Roundup! This is your weekly fix of higher education and alternative financing news. Here are this week’s stories:

Picking Your Virtual Classroom

By now, many have become accustomed to using video conferencing apps and software as part of their learning endeavors. There’s just one big problem with them: None of them were designed with education in mind.

Class Technologies, however, is beginning to license their video conferencing add-on software to all levels of education institutions. Their software add on integrates with the popular video conferencing software Zoom and aims to “to take what teachers need to run a class and build it into Zoom”.

Read the full story on Edsurge here.

A New SEL Program Raises $1.5M in Seed Funding

Social-emotional learning feels like an often overlooked area of education. However, helping young students learn more about their own mental health and teaching them valuable emotional coping skills is incredibly important. Project Wayfinder seems to agree.

The SEL startup annouced that it has raised $1.5M in seed funding. The company looks to help young people find a sense of belonging and purpose.

Read the full story on Edsurge here.

The First College Impacted by the Pandemic

While the pandemic has reached every higher education institution across the country, there was one college that was likely the first one affected: Lake Washington Institute of Technology.

In this post by Inside Higher Ed, they take a look at the college’s journey through the pandemic. From the very beginning to how they’ve adapted now.

Read the full story on Inside Higher Ed here.

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