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COVID-19 Free Learning Tech, Mobile/Internet Access Services, and OER

ACCESS TO FREE AND REDUCED-COST TECHNOLOGY, OER, AND ACCESS SERVICES FOR EDUCATORS AND STUDENTS

In response to Higher education’s increased need to access learning technology, open educational resources (OER), and access services (e.g. wireless, internet) due to the COVID-19 outbreak, many corporations and service providers are offering free or significantly discounted pricing for educators and students as they transition to remote education. EDUCAUSE, working with higher education institutions across the United States and abroad, maintains an exhaustive list of these offerings.

We encourage you to review the three tabs included in this list, Technology, OER, and Access Service Offerings. The DLI staff access and contribute to this growing list to enhance its usability and accuracy. If you would like to add an organization, please email dstellrecht@educause.edu with a link to the relevant web page for higher education institutions to contact the organization.

We hope that bringing awareness to this resource helps you to more efficiently identify potential technologies, OER, and access services in support of your transition to remotely learning due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Be well,

John

  

John Falchi, M.S.

Director, Special Projects

UNC System Office

jjfalchi@northcarolina.edu