Faculty who rely on active learning experiences are brainstorming ways to continue that model in an era of social distancing, using the POD Network Open Discussion Network. The logistics can be daunting, they note, but some are considering using teleconference in tandem with in-person classes to enhance discussions.
How the University of Missouri Kansas City is preparing virtual professional development for blended learning in the Fall and beyond.
Whatever the plans are for returning to classes in the Fall, being aware and nimble is critical to support student mental health.
The University of Colorado is resuming classes, both in person and online, on Aug. 24 with mandatory masks and extra credit for students who help with contact tracing. Freshmen students living in dorms will be grouped into cohorts that take classes together to limit exposure to others.
Enrollment in higher education continued to decline for the ninth year, a pre-pandemic survey finds, though the drop in spring 2020 -- 0.5% -- was lower than the decline of 1.7% in spring 2019. The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center plans to issue another report in June that will reflect the impact of the campus shutdowns and use the new study as the baseline.
Kevin McClure of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington says the biggest indicator of how well a college will navigate the coronavirus crisis is the size of its "storehouse of trust." Leaders can build trust by setting clear values, telling the truth, showing humility and removing barriers for others, McClure writes.
The MA-XL1 allows presenters to record and publish lectures or save notes from interactive lessons so students can view content online at their convenience.
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