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UDL is essential in post-secondary pandemic learning

News & Thoughts - Wed, 2020-05-13 17:19

BY KIMBERLY COY, e-Campus News

Leveraging Universal Design for Learning, or UDL, will help ensure effectiveness and a level of normalcy in an unexpected new learning reality.  UDL comes from an educational framework first conceptualized in architecture with Universal Design – creating spaces that are accessible to all – and the challenges of special education, where learning and teaching based on the “average” student was not effective.

https://www.ecampusnews.com/2020/04/30/udl-is-essential-in-post-secondary-pandemic-learning/

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COVID-19’s Ultimate Impact on Online Learning: The Good and the Bad

News & Thoughts - Wed, 2020-05-13 17:15

Michael Horn, Campus Technology

Higher education’s current move to [remote-teaching] online learning may be leaving a sour taste in the mouths of students and faculty across the country, but there is a silver lining. On the bad side, given that college and university faculty hastily moved courses online without much support, online learning is being done poorly in many quarters of the United States. It’s consequently getting a bad reputation at many campuses…. Online learning will grow from where it was pre-COVID-19, when already over a third of postsecondary students took at least one online class and roughly 30 percent of graduate students studied exclusively online.

https://campustechnology.com/articles/2020/04/30/covid19s-ultimate-impact-on-online-learning-the-good-and-the-bad.aspx

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The HyFlex Option for Instruction if Campuses Open This Fall

News & Thoughts - Wed, 2020-05-13 17:11

Doug Lederman, Inside Higher Ed

“You want to be able create a fully online version and a fully face-to-face version and find ways to bring them together into a single course experience that has multiple participation paths … And the student gets to control whether they’re doing it online or in the classroom.” Creating an instructional model that allows students to toggle back and forth between educationally comparable in-person and virtual formats depending on the circumstances at the moment has a lot of resonance at a time like this.

https://www.insidehighered.com/digital-learning/article/2020/05/13/one-option-delivering-instruction-if-campuses-open-fall-hyflex

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UDL is essential in post-secondary pandemic learning

News & Thoughts - Wed, 2020-05-13 17:04

BY KIMBERLY COY, e-Campus News

Leveraging Universal Design for Learning, or UDL, will help ensure effectiveness and a level of normalcy in an unexpected new learning reality.  UDL comes from an educational framework first conceptualized in architecture with Universal Design – creating spaces that are accessible to all – and the challenges of special education, where learning and teaching based on the “average” student was not effective.

https://www.ecampusnews.com/2020/04/30/udl-is-essential-in-post-secondary-pandemic-learning/

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COVID-19’s Ultimate Impact on Online Learning: The Good and the Bad

News & Thoughts - Wed, 2020-05-13 17:03

Michael Horn, Campus Technology

Higher education’s current move to [remote-teaching] online learning may be leaving a sour taste in the mouths of students and faculty across the country, but there is a silver lining. On the bad side, given that college and university faculty hastily moved courses online without much support, online learning is being done poorly in many quarters of the United States. It’s consequently getting a bad reputation at many campuses…. Online learning will grow from where it was pre-COVID-19, when already over a third of postsecondary students took at least one online class and roughly 30 percent of graduate students studied exclusively online.

https://campustechnology.com/articles/2020/04/30/covid19s-ultimate-impact-on-online-learning-the-good-and-the-bad.aspx

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Building Online Learning Courses: University vs. Corporate

News & Thoughts - Tue, 2020-05-12 17:25

Brian Runo, MarketScale

Brian Runo shares a quick comparison of the differences in creating online learning courses for universities versus corporations in this episode of MarketScale’s Online Learning Minute. There are a few main differences that make online learning much simpler to execute for corporations.

https://marketscale.com/industries/education-technology/online-learning-courses/

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Americans Cancel Education Plans

News & Thoughts - Tue, 2020-05-12 17:19
Emma Whitford, Inside Higher Ed

An estimated 28 million Americans have canceled their education plans due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to an ongoing Strada Education Network survey. And nearly one in five Americans have changed their education plans. “We expect this is a wide range of formal and informal education activities,” Dave Clayton, senior vice president for consumer insights at Strada, said “As we prepare for economic downturn, everyone’s wondering about the implications for education — we don’t fully know the impact yet…. What we do know so far, based on this survey and our historic surveys, is that Americans want to see direct career benefits from their education.”

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Only Half of World’s Learners Able to Take Part in Distance Learning

News & Thoughts - Tue, 2020-05-12 17:15

Voice of America

Upali Sedere writes about education and serves as an advisor to Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Education. He notes that online learning is available to children and adults in many areas, but not others. “One section of the population is enjoying online learning, with virtual classrooms, with all kinds of apps, whereas recently the UNESCO indicated a total of 826 million students are kept out of classrooms – and only 43 percent of this number has access to some form of [online] learning today.”

https://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/only-half-of-world-s-learners-able-to-take-part-in-distance-learning/5395163.html

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Building Online Learning Courses: University vs. Corporate

News & Thoughts - Tue, 2020-05-12 17:10

Brian Runo, MarketScale

Brian Runo shares a quick comparison of the differences in creating online learning courses for universities versus corporations in this episode of MarketScale’s Online Learning Minute. There are a few main differences that make online learning much simpler to execute for corporations.

https://marketscale.com/industries/education-technology/online-learning-courses/

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Americans Cancel Education Plans

News & Thoughts - Tue, 2020-05-12 17:05
Emma Whitford, Inside Higher Ed

An estimated 28 million Americans have canceled their education plans due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to an ongoing Strada Education Network survey. And nearly one in five Americans have changed their education plans. “We expect this is a wide range of formal and informal education activities,” Dave Clayton, senior vice president for consumer insights at Strada, said “As we prepare for economic downturn, everyone’s wondering about the implications for education — we don’t fully know the impact yet…. What we do know so far, based on this survey and our historic surveys, is that Americans want to see direct career benefits from their education.”

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Only Half of World’s Learners Able to Take Part in Distance Learning

News & Thoughts - Tue, 2020-05-12 17:02

Voice of America

Upali Sedere writes about education and serves as an advisor to Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Education. He notes that online learning is available to children and adults in many areas, but not others. “One section of the population is enjoying online learning, with virtual classrooms, with all kinds of apps, whereas recently the UNESCO indicated a total of 826 million students are kept out of classrooms – and only 43 percent of this number has access to some form of [online] learning today.”

https://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/only-half-of-world-s-learners-able-to-take-part-in-distance-learning/5395163.html

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Student-Centered Remote Teaching: Lessons Learned from Online Education

News & Thoughts - Mon, 2020-05-11 17:24

Shannon Riggs, EDUCAUSE Review

While online and remote education may not be synonymous, today’s new remote educators can benefit from the “lessons learned” by experienced online educators who are providing high-quality, engaging learning experiences for their students. The one “lesson learned” I see as the most significant for faculty as they begin to teach from a distance is to consider the new learning environment from a student-centered perspective.

https://er.educause.edu/blogs/2020/4/student-centered-remote-teaching-lessons-learned-from-online-education

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Google Meet premium video meetings—free for everyone

News & Thoughts - Mon, 2020-05-11 17:20

Javier Soltero, Google

Today, we’re making Google Meet, our premium video conferencing product, free for everyone, with availability rolling out over the coming weeks. We’ve invested years in making Meet a secure and reliable video conferencing solution that’s trusted by schools, governments and enterprises around the world, and in recent months we’ve accelerated the release of top-requested features to make it even more helpful. Starting in early May, anyone with an email address can sign up for Meet and enjoy many of the same features available to our business and education users, such as simple scheduling and screen sharing, real-time captions, and layouts that adapt to your preference, including an expanded tiled view.

https://www.blog.google/products/meet/bringing-google-meet-to-more-people/

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Survey: Emergency Move Online Forced More than Half of Faculty to Learn New Teaching Methods

News & Thoughts - Mon, 2020-05-11 17:14

Rhea Kelly, Campus Technology

In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, nearly all higher education institutions (90 percent) in a recent survey used some form of emergency distance education to complete the Spring 2020 term. And 56 percent of faculty who moved courses online were using teaching methods they had never used before. That’s according to “Digital Learning Pulse Survey: Immediate Priorities,” a study conducted by Bay View Analytics (formerly known as the Babson Survey Research Group), which surveyed 826 higher education faculty and administrators across 641 institutions within the United States. Even experienced online instructors reported navigating unfamiliar territory: Fifty-one percent of those respondents said they were using new teaching methods in their courses.

https://campustechnology.com/articles/2020/04/22/survey-emergency-move-online-forced-more-than-half-of-faculty-to-learn-new-teaching-methods.aspx

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Student-Centered Remote Teaching: Lessons Learned from Online Education

News & Thoughts - Mon, 2020-05-11 17:10

Shannon Riggs, EDUCAUSE Review

While online and remote education may not be synonymous, today’s new remote educators can benefit from the “lessons learned” by experienced online educators who are providing high-quality, engaging learning experiences for their students. The one “lesson learned” I see as the most significant for faculty as they begin to teach from a distance is to consider the new learning environment from a student-centered perspective.

https://er.educause.edu/blogs/2020/4/student-centered-remote-teaching-lessons-learned-from-online-education

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Google Meet premium video meetings—free for everyone

News & Thoughts - Mon, 2020-05-11 17:05

Javier Soltero, Google

Today, we’re making Google Meet, our premium video conferencing product, free for everyone, with availability rolling out over the coming weeks. We’ve invested years in making Meet a secure and reliable video conferencing solution that’s trusted by schools, governments and enterprises around the world, and in recent months we’ve accelerated the release of top-requested features to make it even more helpful. Starting in early May, anyone with an email address can sign up for Meet and enjoy many of the same features available to our business and education users, such as simple scheduling and screen sharing, real-time captions, and layouts that adapt to your preference, including an expanded tiled view.

https://www.blog.google/products/meet/bringing-google-meet-to-more-people/

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Survey: Emergency Move Online Forced More than Half of Faculty to Learn New Teaching Methods

News & Thoughts - Mon, 2020-05-11 17:03

Rhea Kelly, Campus Technology

In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, nearly all higher education institutions (90 percent) in a recent survey used some form of emergency distance education to complete the Spring 2020 term. And 56 percent of faculty who moved courses online were using teaching methods they had never used before. That’s according to “Digital Learning Pulse Survey: Immediate Priorities,” a study conducted by Bay View Analytics (formerly known as the Babson Survey Research Group), which surveyed 826 higher education faculty and administrators across 641 institutions within the United States. Even experienced online instructors reported navigating unfamiliar territory: Fifty-one percent of those respondents said they were using new teaching methods in their courses.

https://campustechnology.com/articles/2020/04/22/survey-emergency-move-online-forced-more-than-half-of-faculty-to-learn-new-teaching-methods.aspx

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How Online Learning Can Strengthen Our Democracy

News & Thoughts - Sun, 2020-05-10 17:25

Eboo Patel, Inside Higher Ed

I am increasingly learning that online education has a certain set of advantages when it comes to teaching about diversity, too.  And now, because of COVID-19, almost every college student in the United States will be doing some of their higher education online. So if engaging diversity positively is part of the future of our democracy, and online learning is part of the future (and present) of higher education, where do the two meet? Through online learning experiences that engage diversity positively in ways that are organic and indigenous to the online environment.

https://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/conversations-diversity/how-online-learning-can-strengthen-our-democracy

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Colleges, Universities Preparing for Continued Online Learning

News & Thoughts - Sun, 2020-05-10 17:20

By Kyle Jones, NBC Connecticut

Officials said they’ve had success with distance learning, and online registration for summer courses is already higher than normal. But overall student enrollment numbers have changed a bit. “If we’re looking at returning students and registration, those numbers are very positive,” said Greg Eichorn, vice president of Enrollment and Student Success at UNH.

https://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/colleges-universities-preparing-for-continued-online-learning/2261851/

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Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities

News & Thoughts - Sun, 2020-05-10 17:15

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A peer-reviewed, scholarly collection of pedagogical artifacts. Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities is a curated collection of reusable resources for teaching and research. Organized by keyword, each annotated artifact can be saved, shared, and downloaded. You can read DigiPed like a manuscript, or use it as a platform to create your own collections of digital resources

https://digitalpedagogy.hcommons.org/

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