Staying connected to students during COVID-19 | The pandemic will leave students unprepared for college | Helping online students succeed
November 30, 2020
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Staying connected to students during COVID-19
In pandemic-altered remote and hybrid classes, fostering meaningful connection in higher ed is no small task. Colleges and universities across the U.S. are rising to meet these challenges head on, often in ways that redefine how we think about campus community and connectivity in general.
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The disruption of COVID-19 will impact higher education for years to come. While our current concerns are focused on student success, retention and enrollment, the pandemic will also impact the preparedness of future students. Developmental education will be necessary to help students fill in the gaps left in the wake of these uncertain times.
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Self-regulation is a skill that, for many students, must be learned. When classes happen online, these skills becomes even more important than in a face-to-face course. This article details helpful regulation strategies and techniques that can be incorporated into courses without distracting from the subject at hand.
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As the pandemic continues, technology is playing a pivotal role in campus reopening strategies. From contact tracing and screening apps to facilities management and density monitoring, read how institutions are leveraging new solutions while tapping into existing systems to keep their communities safe.
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As people continue to keep a safe distance from one another, big, bright displays are essential in providing better visibility in today’s more spread-out venues and auditoriums. The Pro L30000UNL is well suited for events, lecture halls and other large-venue applications.
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A next-gen open source courseware platform collaboration
"The current generation of courseware platforms is a collection of highly idiosyncratic applications that were developed in relative isolation, are generally fairly old and are often maintained by organizations with challenging or problematic business models. This project is gaining insights by comparing two very different and very innovative platforms in a collaboration between two very different but very accomplished academic course design teams with respective histories of supporting faculty and students at a reasonably large scale across a diverse range of learning contexts." via Michael Feldstein
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