17 pandemic innovations that are here to stay

Politico (USA) | Dec 10, 2021 at 5:30 AM
  • Before the Covid-19 pandemic began its deadly spread more than 18 months ago, the country seemed to be on the cusp of a future that might be defined by new uses of digital technology, by the ability of the internet to bridge physical distances and artificial intelligence to expand resources.
  • Why it will stick: Many colleges and universities found that the test-optional policies contributed to increases in applications from students of color and first-generation college students, particularly to highly selective colleges, suggesting that ACT and SAT scores had been a barrier that prevented them from even applying.
  • What changed during the pandemic: A nonprofit-led effort collaborated with Rhode Island state officials to use artificial intelligence and unemployment insurance data to match unemployed workers with training programs and new jobs.