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How online learning may be more than a stopgap in the US

News & Thoughts - Tue, 2020-04-14 17:20

Stephanie Haines, Christian Science Monitor

“What we’re seeing right now doesn’t fully reflect what online can do,” she says. She expects that as educators continue teaching remotely – and even after they come back to the physical classroom – they will likely delve into a more concerted and sophisticated exploration of how to embrace online learning. “I don’t think anyone ever saw something like this happening on this scale,” she says. “But it could happen again. We’re going to have to be prepared to shift into online learning and do it in a way that is effective.”

https://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Education/2020/0403/How-online-learning-may-be-more-than-a-stopgap-in-the-US

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Yale’s Extremely Popular ‘Happiness’ Course Is Now Available for Free Online

News & Thoughts - Tue, 2020-04-14 17:14

Sara Barnes, My Modern Met

Happiness can seem elusive. In challenging times, the light through the trees can appear non-existent and like it will never return. But there are reasons to be hopeful, as happiness doesn’t have to elude you. There are actions you can take to foster your own sense of satisfaction that are scientifically proven to work. A course at Yale called “The Science of Well Being” helps you to do just that—and it’s available for free through Coursera. Taught by Dr. Laurie Santos, the class features a series of challenges that are designed to “increase your happiness and build more productive habits.”

https://mymodernmet.com/science-of-happiness-course/

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The Next Financial Blow

News & Thoughts - Tue, 2020-04-14 17:10

 

Kery Murakami, Inside Higher Ed

“Higher education is often considered the balancing wheel of state budgets,” said Harnisch. “And if history is any indication, higher education is going to be at the front lines of the economic fallout from coronavirus.” And higher education is already taking hits from state cuts. Expecting deep losses in revenue, New Jersey governor Phil Murphy last month froze $920 million in state spending for the remainder of the state’s budget year, which ends Sept. 30​, including $122 million for public colleges and universities. The cuts represent half the funding the colleges were supposed to get from the state in the next three months.

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2020/04/13/public-colleges-face-looming-financial-blow-state-budget-cuts

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How online learning may be more than a stopgap in the US

News & Thoughts - Tue, 2020-04-14 17:05

\Stephanie Haines, Christian Science Monitor

“What we’re seeing right now doesn’t fully reflect what online can do,” she says. She expects that as educators continue teaching remotely – and even after they come back to the physical classroom – they will likely delve into a more concerted and sophisticated exploration of how to embrace online learning. “I don’t think anyone ever saw something like this happening on this scale,” she says. “But it could happen again. We’re going to have to be prepared to shift into online learning and do it in a way that is effective.”

https://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Education/2020/0403/How-online-learning-may-be-more-than-a-stopgap-in-the-US

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Yale’s Extremely Popular ‘Happiness’ Course Is Now Available for Free Online

News & Thoughts - Tue, 2020-04-14 17:03

Sara Barnes, My Modern Met

Happiness can seem elusive. In challenging times, the light through the trees can appear non-existent and like it will never return. But there are reasons to be hopeful, as happiness doesn’t have to elude you. There are actions you can take to foster your own sense of satisfaction that are scientifically proven to work. A course at Yale called “The Science of Well Being” helps you to do just that—and it’s available for free through Coursera. Taught by Dr. Laurie Santos, the class features a series of challenges that are designed to “increase your happiness and build more productive habits.”

https://mymodernmet.com/science-of-happiness-course/

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Time for universities to show their commitment to society

News & Thoughts - Mon, 2020-04-13 17:24

Qiu Yong, University World News

Since the establishment of the University of Bologna in 1088, universities have served as the physical and spiritual shelter for intellectuals. Some individual universities have temporarily closed, but never on such a large scale. The pandemic is a great challenge for us all. All nations, universities and individuals ought to address the pandemic as a community.

https://www.universityworldnews.com/post.php?story=20200401154815248

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Post pandemic outlook for HE is bleakest for the poorest

News & Thoughts - Mon, 2020-04-13 17:20

Philip G Altbach and Hans de Wit, University World News

We think that, broadly, global higher education will remain fundamentally stable. But significant short-, medium- and perhaps long-term consequences and disruptions are inevitable – and becoming increasingly serious as the crisis continues. Our purpose here is to outline what we think are likely implications.

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Emergency Distance Learning and Fair Use

News & Thoughts - Mon, 2020-04-13 17:15

Heidi Tandy, IP Watch

While educators revised policies, two decisions were published; each has the potential to broaden how copyright-protected works can be used in virtual classrooms. On March 24, 2020, the Ninth Circuit said in Tresona Multimedia, LLC v Burbank High School Vocal Music Association that “the defense of Fair Use, if applicable, should cover ‘teaching’ whether in a private or public setting.” The same week, the Supreme Court ruled in Allen et al. v. Cooper, Governor of North Carolina, et al., 589 U.S. ___ (2020) that a state could not be sued for copyright infringement by a company that held copyrights in photographs. Justice Kagan wrote for the unanimous court that “Article 1’s Intellectual Protection Clause could not provide the basis for an abrogation of sovereign immunity.”

https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2020/04/02/emergency-distance-learning-fair-use/id=120328/

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Time for universities to show their commitment to society

News & Thoughts - Mon, 2020-04-13 17:10

Qiu Yong, University World News

Since the establishment of the University of Bologna in 1088, universities have served as the physical and spiritual shelter for intellectuals. Some individual universities have temporarily closed, but never on such a large scale. The pandemic is a great challenge for us all. All nations, universities and individuals ought to address the pandemic as a community.

https://www.universityworldnews.com/post.php?story=20200401154815248

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Post pandemic outlook for HE is bleakest for the poorest

News & Thoughts - Mon, 2020-04-13 17:03

Philip G Altbach and Hans de Wit, University World News

We think that, broadly, global higher education will remain fundamentally stable. But significant short-, medium- and perhaps long-term consequences and disruptions are inevitable – and becoming increasingly serious as the crisis continues. Our purpose here is to outline what we think are likely implications.

https://www.universityworldnews.com/post.php?story=20200402152914362

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Emergency Distance Learning and Fair Use

News & Thoughts - Mon, 2020-04-13 17:02

Heidi Tandy, IP Watch

While educators revised policies, two decisions were published; each has the potential to broaden how copyright-protected works can be used in virtual classrooms. On March 24, 2020, the Ninth Circuit said in Tresona Multimedia, LLC v Burbank High School Vocal Music Association that “the defense of Fair Use, if applicable, should cover ‘teaching’ whether in a private or public setting.” The same week, the Supreme Court ruled in Allen et al. v. Cooper, Governor of North Carolina, et al., 589 U.S. ___ (2020) that a state could not be sued for copyright infringement by a company that held copyrights in photographs. Justice Kagan wrote for the unanimous court that “Article 1’s Intellectual Protection Clause could not provide the basis for an abrogation of sovereign immunity.”

https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2020/04/02/emergency-distance-learning-fair-use/id=120328/

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Two weeks into Zoom, students reflect on challenges of online learning

News & Thoughts - Sun, 2020-04-12 17:25

Rose Gilbert, Princetonian

Nearly two weeks have passed since University students began taking online courses on Zoom. Though some students believe that Zoom allows classes to continue as normal, a number have noted that not all classes are equally suited to moving online, and not all students — depending on their time zone, internet access, and living situation — can participate easily. Because they rely upon in-person access to specialized equipment, spaces, and instruction, arts classes have been some of the hardest-hit by the move to remote learning.

https://www.dailyprincetonian.com/article/2020/04/two-weeks-into-zoom-students-reflect-on-challenges-of-online-learning

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What Students Are Doing Is Remote Learning, Not Online Learning. There’s a Difference.

News & Thoughts - Sun, 2020-04-12 17:20

Ryan Craig, EdSurge

What millions of students around the world are experiencing right now on Zoom and other conferencing platforms is not online learning, but rather remote learning. Susan Grajek of Educause, the association of education technologists, distinguishes remote learning from “well-considered, durable online learning.” Remote learning, she said, is a “quick, ad hoc, low-fidelity mitigation strategy.”

https://www.edsurge.com/news/2020-04-02-what-students-are-doing-is-remote-learning-not-online-learning-there-s-a-difference

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‘It will never be the same:’ Coursera CEO on impact of coronavirus on education system

News & Thoughts - Sun, 2020-04-12 17:15

Akiko Fujita, Yahoo Finance

With 1.5 billion students, 9 out of every 10 around the world, unable to go to school because of COVID-19 related containment measures, Maggioncalda believes the scale may have tipped in favor of online education. “We’re seeing a huge acceleration in something that’s already been happening, which is a move towards online education. When things get to a new normal, certainly people will go back to school, but it will never be the same,” Maggioncalda said.

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/it-will-never-be-the-same-coursera-ceo-on-impact-of-coronavirus-on-universities-184118346.html

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Two weeks into Zoom, students reflect on challenges of online learning

News & Thoughts - Sun, 2020-04-12 17:09

Rose Gilbert, Princetonian

Nearly two weeks have passed since University students began taking online courses on Zoom. Though some students believe that Zoom allows classes to continue as normal, a number have noted that not all classes are equally suited to moving online, and not all students — depending on their time zone, internet access, and living situation — can participate easily. Because they rely upon in-person access to specialized equipment, spaces, and instruction, arts classes have been some of the hardest-hit by the move to remote learning.

https://www.dailyprincetonian.com/article/2020/04/two-weeks-into-zoom-students-reflect-on-challenges-of-online-learning

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What Students Are Doing Is Remote Learning, Not Online Learning. There’s a Difference.

News & Thoughts - Sun, 2020-04-12 17:05

\Ryan Craig, EdSurge

What millions of students around the world are experiencing right now on Zoom and other conferencing platforms is not online learning, but rather remote learning. Susan Grajek of Educause, the association of education technologists, distinguishes remote learning from “well-considered, durable online learning.” Remote learning, she said, is a “quick, ad hoc, low-fidelity mitigation strategy.”

https://www.edsurge.com/news/2020-04-02-what-students-are-doing-is-remote-learning-not-online-learning-there-s-a-difference

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‘It will never be the same:’ Coursera CEO on impact of coronavirus on education system

News & Thoughts - Sun, 2020-04-12 17:03

Akiko Fujita, Yahoo Finance

With 1.5 billion students, 9 out of every 10 around the world, unable to go to school because of COVID-19 related containment measures, Maggioncalda believes the scale may have tipped in favor of online education. “We’re seeing a huge acceleration in something that’s already been happening, which is a move towards online education. When things get to a new normal, certainly people will go back to school, but it will never be the same,” Maggioncalda said.

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/it-will-never-be-the-same-coursera-ceo-on-impact-of-coronavirus-on-universities-184118346.html

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Covid19 and the Ethical Responsibility of Univeristies

News & Thoughts - Sun, 2020-04-12 05:06
Christoph Stückelberger, University World News
Amid all the uncertainty and shock, universities are obliged to stick to their basic values and ethical responsibilities, which give academics a sense of direction and credibility. The following 10 ethical issues are valid across continents and political systems, according to our global ethics network Globethics.net. https://www.universityworldnews.com/post.php?story=20200410080845845 Share on Facebook

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Covid19 and the Ethical Responsibility of Univeristies

News & Thoughts - Sun, 2020-04-12 05:04
Christoph Stückelberger, University World News
Amid all the uncertainty and shock, universities are obliged to stick to their basic values and ethical responsibilities, which give academics a sense of direction and credibility. The following 10 ethical issues are valid across continents and political systems, according to our global ethics network Globethics.net. https://www.universityworldnews.com/post.php?story=20200410080845845 Share on Facebook

How Theory, Research and Instruction Come Together in Active Learning

News & Thoughts - Sat, 2020-04-11 17:24

Marilla Svinicki, Tomorrow’s Professor

Some instructors have tried to get students to be more active in class with varying degrees of success. Others have had very active class sessions involving lots of participation and creativity, but not much improved learning when the test comes around. So simply telling the faculty that “active learning” produces better learning is not convincing; they might be more impressed if they understood why we think that’s true. Let me show how cognitive researchers bring together theory, research and instruction to help faculty target the “active” part of active learning more accurately.

https://tomprof.stanford.edu/posting/1784

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