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Distance Education Students Share Online Learning Tips

News & Thoughts - Mon, 2020-04-20 17:15

By Melissa McGowan, Chico State

As the University announced all classes would move to a virtual environment for the rest of the semester, RCE Director Jeff Layne reached out to ask for their help. Within 24 hours, the students produced a series of videos to support other Wildcats with the transition. “I would love to help out my fellow peers! I’ve been reading all of the updates from Chico State and wishing that I could do something,” said senior Ariana Valdivia, who is working toward her liberal studies degree online. “I consider myself an expert of online learning because I’ve been doing schooling online since 10th grade!”

https://today.csuchico.edu/online-learning-tips/

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It’s time for some frank talk about abrupt college closures

News & Thoughts - Mon, 2020-04-20 17:10

TERESA VALERIO PARROT and ERIN HENNESSY, Hechinger Report

The fallout from coronavirus-driven closings is going to underscore how shortsighted and harmful this attitude is, and it’s going to force presidents’ hands with campus constituencies. Closures are going to be even more shocking because Covid-19 has the potential to wipe out any semblance of a runway or timeline that institutions assume they have before presidents and boards are compelled, finally, to make these critical decisions.

https://hechingerreport.org/opinion-its-time-for-some-frank-talk-about-abrupt-college-closures/

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College presidents anticipate cost cutting, layoffs from coronavirus, survey finds

News & Thoughts - Mon, 2020-04-20 17:05

Jeremy Bauer-Wolf
Almost three quarters of college and university presidents believe staff layoffs will be necessary as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new report from research firm ABC Insights. The survey, which is based on responses from 142 top leaders, shows most intend to “hunker down” and wait for the virus to pass. But more than half predict they will need to cut budgets across the board. Already, colleges’ finances have suffered as many institutions refund student fees and invest in new infrastructure for online learning1

https://www.educationdive.com/news/college-presidents-anticipate-cost-cutting-layoffs-from-coronavirus-surve/575647/

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Distance Education Students Share Online Learning Tips

News & Thoughts - Mon, 2020-04-20 17:03

By Melissa McGowan, Chico State

As the University announced all classes would move to a virtual environment for the rest of the semester, RCE Director Jeff Layne reached out to ask for their help. Within 24 hours, the students produced a series of videos to support other Wildcats with the transition. “I would love to help out my fellow peers! I’ve been reading all of the updates from Chico State and wishing that I could do something,” said senior Ariana Valdivia, who is working toward her liberal studies degree online. “I consider myself an expert of online learning because I’ve been doing schooling online since 10th grade!”

https://today.csuchico.edu/online-learning-tips/

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