Feed aggregator

The 5 Stages of Moving Online

News & Thoughts - Sun, 2020-06-07 17:25

Rhea Kelly, Campus Technology

From determining a remote learning strategy to planning for the new normal and enabling standards-based practices, these five phases describe the progress institutions are making toward excellence in teaching and learning online.  This is a time for institutions to pause and reflect. Were there any shortcuts taken that need to be undone? In addition, it’s important to survey faculty and students to determine what additional support might be needed. Many institutions may have skipped this stage, feeling the pressure to move forward with planning for the summer and fall terms, the panelists noted.

https://campustechnology.com/articles/2020/05/13/the-5-stages-of-moving-online.aspx

Share on Facebook

Tweet This Post

Hope Matters

News & Thoughts - Sun, 2020-06-07 17:18

Mays Imad, Tomorrow’s Professor

More specifically, I am thinking about students who don’t have a safe environment at home — for whom residence halls and classrooms have served as a sanctuary, students who have found a community within college, or students who rely on college for their sustenance and security. In other words, most students. So how can we, teachers, be that “dancing clays” to balance our students’ mental and emotional loads, so that they may stumble just a little bit less? Reflecting on that experience and my questions, I came up with a short list of what I would’ve liked my teachers to do had I been a student who was sent home due to COVID-19.

https://tomprof.stanford.edu/posting/1799

Share on Facebook

Tweet This Post

Six graduate and professional Schools to remain online for fall

News & Thoughts - Sun, 2020-06-07 17:14
Colleen Walsh, Harvard Gazette Six Harvard graduate and professional Schools announced on Wednesday that they would continue teaching classes online at least through the fall semester, citing concerns about the ongoing health threat posed by the novel coronavirus pandemic and the possibility of new quarantines due to resurgence of the disease. Five of the Schools — the Graduate School of Design, Divinity School, Law School, T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and Harvard Kennedy School — detailed their plans to extend their current practice of remote teaching through the rest of the calendar year in messages to their communities. The Harvard Graduate School of Education took the further step of announcing it would transition to a “fully online experience ” for the entire school year.

https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2020/06/several-of-harvards-schools-announce-fall-plans/

 

Share on Facebook

Tweet This Post

The 5 Stages of Moving Online

News & Thoughts - Sun, 2020-06-07 17:08

Rhea Kelly, Campus Technology

From determining a remote learning strategy to planning for the new normal and enabling standards-based practices, these five phases describe the progress institutions are making toward excellence in teaching and learning online.  This is a time for institutions to pause and reflect. Were there any shortcuts taken that need to be undone? In addition, it’s important to survey faculty and students to determine what additional support might be needed. Many institutions may have skipped this stage, feeling the pressure to move forward with planning for the summer and fall terms, the panelists noted.

https://campustechnology.com/articles/2020/05/13/the-5-stages-of-moving-online.aspx

Share on Facebook

Hope Matters

News & Thoughts - Sun, 2020-06-07 17:05

Mays Imad, Tomorrow’s Professor

More specifically, I am thinking about students who don’t have a safe environment at home — for whom residence halls and classrooms have served as a sanctuary, students who have found a community within college, or students who rely on college for their sustenance and security. In other words, most students. So how can we, teachers, be that “dancing clays” to balance our students’ mental and emotional loads, so that they may stumble just a little bit less? Reflecting on that experience and my questions, I came up with a short list of what I would’ve liked my teachers to do had I been a student who was sent home due to COVID-19.

https://tomprof.stanford.edu/posting/1799

Share on Facebook

Six graduate and professional Schools to remain online for fall

News & Thoughts - Sun, 2020-06-07 17:03
Colleen Walsh, Harvard Gazette Six Harvard graduate and professional Schools announced on Wednesday that they would continue teaching classes online at least through the fall semester, citing concerns about the ongoing health threat posed by the novel coronavirus pandemic and the possibility of new quarantines due to resurgence of the disease. Five of the Schools — the Graduate School of Design, Divinity School, Law School, T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and Harvard Kennedy School — detailed their plans to extend their current practice of remote teaching through the rest of the calendar year in messages to their communities. The Harvard Graduate School of Education took the further step of announcing it would transition to a “fully online experience ” for the entire school year.

https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2020/06/several-of-harvards-schools-announce-fall-plans/

Share on Facebook

How Americans see digital privacy issues amid the COVID-19 outbreak

News & Thoughts - Sat, 2020-06-06 17:25

BROOKE AUXIER, Pew Research

The ongoing coronavirus outbreak has brought privacy and surveillance concerns to the forefront – from hacked video conferencing sessions to proposed government tracking of people’s cellphones as a measure to limit and prevent the spread of the virus. Over the past year, Pew Research Center has surveyed Americans on their views related to privacy, personal data and digital surveillance.

https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2020/05/04/how-americans-see-digital-privacy-issues-amid-the-covid-19-outbreak/

Share on Facebook

Tweet This Post

53% of Americans Say the Internet Has Been Essential During the COVID-19 Outbreak

News & Thoughts - Sat, 2020-06-06 17:20

BY EMILY A. VOGELS, ANDREW PERRIN, LEE RAINIE AND MONICA ANDERSON, Pew Research Center

The coronavirus outbreak has driven many commercial and social activities online and for some the internet has become an ever more crucial link to those they love and the things they need. Chart shows roughly half of adults say the internet has been essential to them during the coronavirus outbreak, but majorities do not think it is government’s responsibility to ensure connectivity for all. A new Pew Research Center survey conducted in early April finds that roughly half of U.S. adults (53%) say the internet has been essential for them personally during the pandemic and another 34% describe it as “important, but not essential.”

https://www.pewresearch.org/internet/2020/04/30/53-of-americans-say-the-internet-has-been-essential-during-the-covid-19-outbreak/

Share on Facebook

Tweet This Post

‘Old normal’ is gone, virtual learning will stay after pandemic, says ex-Georgia Tech president

News & Thoughts - Sat, 2020-06-06 17:16

Bob Pepalis, Reporter Newspapers

The shift to virtual working and education forced by the coronavirus pandemic is here to stay, says former Georgia Tech president and current Regents professor George “Bud” Peterson. “I don’t think we’ll ever get back to the old normal,” said Peterson, speaking May 21 as part of the Dunwoody Perimeter Chamber of Commerce’s “Return to the Perimeter” virtual discussion series about post-pandemic business. The lingering challenge of developing a COVID-19 vaccine or similar medical measures is one reason the “old normal” isn’t coming soon, said Peterson. But the changes will be even more long-lasting than that, he said.

https://www.reporternewspapers.net/2020/05/23/old-normal-is-gone-virtual-learning-will-stay-after-pandemic-says-ex-georgia-tech-president/

Share on Facebook

Tweet This Post

How Americans see digital privacy issues amid the COVID-19 outbreak

News & Thoughts - Sat, 2020-06-06 17:10

BROOKE AUXIER, Pew Research

The ongoing coronavirus outbreak has brought privacy and surveillance concerns to the forefront – from hacked video conferencing sessions to proposed government tracking of people’s cellphones as a measure to limit and prevent the spread of the virus. Over the past year, Pew Research Center has surveyed Americans on their views related to privacy, personal data and digital surveillance.

https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2020/05/04/how-americans-see-digital-privacy-issues-amid-the-covid-19-outbreak/

Share on Facebook

53% of Americans Say the Internet Has Been Essential During the COVID-19 Outbreak

News & Thoughts - Sat, 2020-06-06 17:05

BY EMILY A. VOGELS, ANDREW PERRIN, LEE RAINIE AND MONICA ANDERSON, Pew Research Center

The coronavirus outbreak has driven many commercial and social activities online and for some the internet has become an ever more crucial link to those they love and the things they need. Chart shows roughly half of adults say the internet has been essential to them during the coronavirus outbreak, but majorities do not think it is government’s responsibility to ensure connectivity for all. A new Pew Research Center survey conducted in early April finds that roughly half of U.S. adults (53%) say the internet has been essential for them personally during the pandemic and another 34% describe it as “important, but not essential.”

https://www.pewresearch.org/internet/2020/04/30/53-of-americans-say-the-internet-has-been-essential-during-the-covid-19-outbreak/

Share on Facebook

‘Old normal’ is gone, virtual learning will stay after pandemic, says ex-Georgia Tech president

News & Thoughts - Sat, 2020-06-06 17:03

Bob Pepalis, Reporter Newspapers

The shift to virtual working and education forced by the coronavirus pandemic is here to stay, says former Georgia Tech president and current Regents professor George “Bud” Peterson. “I don’t think we’ll ever get back to the old normal,” said Peterson, speaking May 21 as part of the Dunwoody Perimeter Chamber of Commerce’s “Return to the Perimeter” virtual discussion series about post-pandemic business. The lingering challenge of developing a COVID-19 vaccine or similar medical measures is one reason the “old normal” isn’t coming soon, said Peterson. But the changes will be even more long-lasting than that, he said.

https://www.reporternewspapers.net/2020/05/23/old-normal-is-gone-virtual-learning-will-stay-after-pandemic-says-ex-georgia-tech-president/

Share on Facebook

Increasing Engagement of Online Students – Three Tips for Professors

News & Thoughts - Fri, 2020-06-05 17:25

University of Southern Indiana
Teaching online and looking for tips to increase student engagement?

1.) Consider offering multiple channels of communication to your online students.

2.) Leverage the instructional design services

3.) Take your online course to the next level with relevant and engaging content.

https://www.usi.edu/online-learning/news-media/increasing-engagement-of-online-students-three-tips-for-professors/

Share on Facebook

Tweet This Post

The Largest Online Course Ever? A Surprising Answer And Timely Example

News & Thoughts - Fri, 2020-06-05 17:20

Brandon Busteed, Forbes

EVERFI’s ‘AlcoholEdu for College’ course, which first debuted in 2000, has been taken by more than 10 million students, including more than 1/3 of all college first-year students who now take it each fall as a requirement for matriculation. How on earth did a course on alcohol abuse prevention become the largest course on the World Wide Web, you might ask? The answer is a very timely lesson about how to ensure online education is engaging and effective in the age of Covid-19.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/brandonbusteed/2020/05/23/the-largest-online-course-ever-a-surprising-answer-and-timely-example/#20609d459d67

Share on Facebook

Tweet This Post

OLLI transitions courses to online format

News & Thoughts - Fri, 2020-06-05 17:14

CARIN DORGHALLI, Enterprise-Record

Seniors will continue their learning endeavors, despite a pandemic. The transition to online learning will be rough for some, but highly influential to others. For the first time in its 30-year history at Chico State, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute will offer 100 percent of its classes digitally this summer. One week before Chico State announced its transition to online learning, OLLI suspended its classes because its population is more susceptible to experiencing complications from the coronavirus, Anne Nikolai, program director said. Leaders worked tirelessly to transition some classes to an online format. It worked, but not all former students joined in as they ordinarily would.

https://www.chicoer.com/2020/05/23/olli-transitions-courses-to-online-format/

Share on Facebook

Tweet This Post

This governor alarmed professors 22 years ago with his vision for distance learning in 2020 — here’s what he says today

News & Thoughts - Fri, 2020-06-05 17:14

TODD BISHOP, Geek Wire

With the advantage of 22 years of hindsight, Locke chuckled over the 1998 New York Times story’s first sentence. But beyond that, Locke said he and the professors were actually on the same page, then and now. “I’ve always been a major proponent of that personal interaction between the faculty and the students,” he said. “Clearly, using technology can make it easier for both faculty and students. But there’s still no substitute for that human interaction.”

https://www.geekwire.com/2020/governor-alarmed-professors-22-years-ago-disturbing-vision-distance-learning-2020-heres-says-today/

Share on Facebook

Tweet This Post

The Largest Online Course Ever? A Surprising Answer And Timely Example

News & Thoughts - Fri, 2020-06-05 17:05

Brandon Busteed, Forbes

EVERFI’s ‘AlcoholEdu for College’ course, which first debuted in 2000, has been taken by more than 10 million students, including more than 1/3 of all college first-year students who now take it each fall as a requirement for matriculation. How on earth did a course on alcohol abuse prevention become the largest course on the World Wide Web, you might ask? The answer is a very timely lesson about how to ensure online education is engaging and effective in the age of Covid-19.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/brandonbusteed/2020/05/23/the-largest-online-course-ever-a-surprising-answer-and-timely-example/#20609d459d67

Share on Facebook

This governor alarmed professors 22 years ago with his vision for distance learning in 2020 — here’s what he says today

News & Thoughts - Fri, 2020-06-05 17:02

TODD BISHOP, Geek Wire

With the advantage of 22 years of hindsight, Locke chuckled over the 1998 New York Times story’s first sentence. But beyond that, Locke said he and the professors were actually on the same page, then and now. “I’ve always been a major proponent of that personal interaction between the faculty and the students,” he said. “Clearly, using technology can make it easier for both faculty and students. But there’s still no substitute for that human interaction.”

https://www.geekwire.com/2020/governor-alarmed-professors-22-years-ago-disturbing-vision-distance-learning-2020-heres-says-today/

Share on Facebook

OLLI transitions courses to online format

News & Thoughts - Fri, 2020-06-05 17:01

CARIN DORGHALLI, Enterprise-Record

Seniors will continue their learning endeavors, despite a pandemic. The transition to online learning will be rough for some, but highly influential to others. For the first time in its 30-year history at Chico State, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute will offer 100 percent of its classes digitally this summer. One week before Chico State announced its transition to online learning, OLLI suspended its classes because its population is more susceptible to experiencing complications from the coronavirus, Anne Nikolai, program director said. Leaders worked tirelessly to transition some classes to an online format. It worked, but not all former students joined in as they ordinarily would.

https://www.chicoer.com/2020/05/23/olli-transitions-courses-to-online-format/

Share on Facebook

A Post-Pandemic Strategy for U.S. Higher Ed

News & Thoughts - Thu, 2020-06-04 17:25

Vijay Govindarajan and Anup Srivastava, Harvard Business Review

University leaders must use what they are learning in crisis now to position their institutions for greatest impact in the decades to come. That means using data now from the current forced online learning experiment and initiating small pilots during the next academic year to test future higher education models. This article is intended to set the agenda for university leaders to develop a point of view about the future which can guide short-term action. They must choose between the three paths.

https://hbr.org/2020/06/a-post-pandemic-strategy-for-u-s-higher-ed

Share on Facebook

Tweet This Post

Pages