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Reopening guide encourages colleges to have a backup plan

Mon, 2020-06-29 02:02

Natalie Schwartz, Education Dive
A new guide jointly published by the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and Tuscany Strategy Consulting spells out the steps college leaders must take to resume in-person instruction amid the pandemic.  That includes developing a way to monitor the spread of the virus on campus and ensuring the institution has the financial resources to respond to unforeseen circumstances. The report, which provides colleges with a self-assessment tool to gauge their baseline risk factors for reopening, comes as institutions are releasing their plans for the fall term — though many still need to flesh out key details.

https://www.educationdive.com/news/reopening-guide-encourages-colleges-to-have-a-backup-plan/579931/

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Blended learning will reshape the future of learning

Sun, 2020-06-28 02:10

JARED STEIN, eCampus News

Some have called the COVID-19-related campus closures education’s black swan event. It may well prove to be. At the very least, the current moment presents higher education with an opportunity to adapt how it designs and delivers education in ways that anticipate future crises, and ultimately make teaching more effective and engaging for students. I don’t mean that every faculty member must become an ardent online teacher, content with remote interactions over face-to-face. But every faculty member must become fluent with critical technology, leveraging it in even their traditional brick and mortar courses as naturally as they might.

https://www.ecampusnews.com/2020/06/16/blended-learning-will-reshape-the-future-of-learning/

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Coursera’s new Workforce Recovery Initiative gives unemployed workers free access to 90% of its online course catalog

Sun, 2020-06-28 02:05

Mara Leighton, Business Insider

Coursera, a popular online learning platform, has launched a Workforce Recovery Initiative that gives unemployed workers access to 90% of its catalog of courses and certificate programs through government agencies and community colleges for zero cost to either one. Ideally, it’ll help unemployed workers re-skill and re-enter the workforce.

https://www.businessinsider.com/coursera-workforce-recovery-initiative

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Pressure mounts for universities to anticipate in-demand jobs

Sun, 2020-06-28 02:03

MATT KRUPNICK, Hechinger Report

But producing grads with needed skills is something employers say America hasn’t done well. Colleges and universities are already being called upon to anticipate areas of growth and supply and to help Americans learn the skills they’ll need to weather the impending recession. Eighty-three percent of employers said last year they were having trouble finding suitable job candidates. More than a third noted a lack of skills among candidates, and more than half that the skills gap was wider than ever.

https://hechingerreport.org/pressure-mounts-for-universities-to-anticipate-and-train-people-for-in-demand-jobs/

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Engagement to Autonomy: Four Strategies for Face-to-Face or Online Learning in First-Year Experience Courses

Sat, 2020-06-27 02:10

Paty Cantu and Hayley Kazen, Faculty Focus
Although teaching first-time freshmen across all content areas presents challenges, first-year experience (FYE) courses also have unique obstacles which must be overcome, especially with the shift to online learning. Often, there is no traditional content such as math or history, so students may ask, “What will I get out of this class?” As instructors and professors, we need to get creative in challenging and engaging students so they feel motivated to learn. This semester, we surveyed students in both face-to-face and online FYE courses and found four active learning strategies that helped students become more engaged.

https://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/effective-teaching-strategies/engagement-to-autonomy-four-strategies-for-face-to-face-or-online-learning-in-first-year-experience-courses/

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Mechanical Engineering professor transitions online, deepens knowledge of well-being

Sat, 2020-06-27 02:05

Amber McClung, St. Mary’s Univesity

My approach was to take things one step at a time and to keep my students’ well-being as the top priority. I am starting the certification for online teaching right now, and am reading a lot about how to foster engagement with a classroom with mixed attendance modes (some in person, some online), so I expect to have a much longer list of new tricks before classes start in the fall.

https://www.stmarytx.edu/2020/mechanical-engineering-professor-online/

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What Does Virtual Learning Mean For The Future Of Higher Education?

Sat, 2020-06-27 02:03

Robyn D. Shulman, Forbes
The ways we respond and react to the need for better methods of virtual learning will have a significant impact on whether and how online education develops as an opportunity for the future. It may change the impact of education on our economy at large, and its viability and availability to a broader set of participants. Likewise, the time and geographic flexibility of online learning may serve to make it available to a more comprehensive set of participants.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/robynshulman/2020/06/14/what-does-virtual-learning-mean-for-the-future-of-higher-education/#71af88b143fa

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Facebook just released a database of 100,000 deepfakes to teach AI how to spot them

Fri, 2020-06-26 02:10

Will Douglas Heaven, MIT Technology Review

Deepfakes? have struck a nerve with the public and researchers alike. There is something uniquely disturbing about these AI-generated images of people appearing to say or do something they didn’t. With tools for making deepfakes now widely available and relatively easy to use, many also worry that they will be used to spread dangerous misinformation. Politicians can have other people’s words put into their mouths or made to participate in situations they did not take part in, for example.

https://www.technologyreview.com/2020/06/12/1003475/facebooks-deepfake-detection-challenge-neural-network-ai/

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We need to reimagine higher education, not just repair it

Fri, 2020-06-26 02:05

Francisco Marmolejo, University World News

Crises can make innovations that seemed previously impossible suddenly inevitable. There will be years of ‘a reckoning’ that higher education institutions will go through. But the ‘new normal’ we must shape needs to begin with the recognition that putting classes on Zoom isn’t change. Higher education institutions need reimagining, not just repairing. Educators, policy-makers, employers and investors must urgently give thought to what a post-COVID world should look like and what role higher education institutions must play to make that world a reality.

https://www.universityworldnews.com/post.php?story=20200612100902318

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The COVID-19 wake up call on upskilling and reskilling needs around the world

Fri, 2020-06-26 02:02

Kevin Mills, Open Access Government

Our next hurdle in the “future of work” will be how to solve the massive unemployment crisis that’s coming our way. For this to happen swiftly, we need leadership to pave the way. In essence, we all need to buy into the idea of lifelong learning as a necessity. As we do so, and the concept of “life-long learning” consolidates, we’ll notice changes. Even at Coursera, where we’ve focused on upskilling and reskilling learners globally since launching in 2012, these will be significant.

https://www.openaccessgovernment.org/upskilling-and-reskilling/88366/

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Forging bonds is the solution to online learning

Thu, 2020-06-25 02:10

CHINAT YU, Johns Hopkins News-Letter

The University should focus on finding more ways to build small, tight-knit communities that would foster strong interpersonal relationships. Rather than emphasizing solely the flexibility of learning alone, Hopkins should explore new ways to help students bond. For example, Hopkins could significantly expand existing programs like Peer-Led Team Learning (PILOT) and Study Consulting. This would encourage greater peer mentorship while simultaneously creating more work-study opportunities. This would help alleviate the burden for students facing challenging financial situations and supplement lost on-campus jobs.

https://www.jhunewsletter.com/article/2020/06/forging-bonds-is-the-solution-to-online-learning

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Momentum for “Micro-Credentials” Builds as Workers Seek New Skills

Thu, 2020-06-25 02:04

John Marcus, Public News Service

First they get a credential in a skill they need, then another and another. Each of these can quickly pay off on its own by helping to get a job, raise or promotion. And they can add up over time to a bachelor’s degree. “Even if I chose not to finish, I would still have these pieces and I’d say, ‘Look what I’ve done,’ as opposed to, ‘I have two years of college'” but nothing to show for it, said Nelson, who works as an information technology consultant and hopes to move into an administrative role. “I don’t think it really dropped on me until I sat down to update my resume,” she said. That’s when Nelson realized that each of those certifications had already increased her value on the job market, she said.

https://www.publicnewsservice.org/2020-06-11/education/momentum-for-micro-credentials-builds-as-workers-seek-new-skills/a70487-1

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California’s online-only community college is flunking out with legislators

Thu, 2020-06-25 02:02

Dustin Gardiner, San Francisco Chronicle

When California set aside $100 million to launch its first fully online community college, supporters led by then-Gov. Jerry Brown said the school would prepare adults stuck in dead-end careers for the modern workforce. After two years of halting progress, state lawmakers facing a budget disaster and mounting complaints from faculty unions are pushing to scrap the college entirely.

https://www.sfchronicle.com/politics/article/California-s-online-only-community-college-15327724.php

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The 7 elements of a good online course

Wed, 2020-06-24 02:10

George Velestianos, the Conversation

As an education researcher who has been studying online education and a professor who has been teaching in both face-to-face and online environments for more than a decade, I am often asked whether online learning at universities and colleges can ever be as effective as face-to-face learning. The answer isn’t as unequivocal as some would like it to be. Individual cherry-picked studies can support any result. But systematic analyses of the evidence generally show there are no significant differences in students’ academic outcomes between online and face-to-face education.

https://theconversation.com/the-7-elements-of-a-good-online-course-139736

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Online Education for the New-Collar Work of Tomorrow

Wed, 2020-06-24 02:05

Ritika Pradhan, Udacity

These are tough times for everyone and the best you can do is to be prepared. Jobs of tomorrow are not going to be the same as the jobs of today or yesterday. As a senior IBM leader in their IT org told us, “Learning can be a comfort; it’s something we can control. If your situation allows it, use the time you used to spend commuting to focus on your Nanodegree program and learning new skills.” And this is our recommendation to you as well. Try to use your time at home to learn a new skill and prepare yourself for the future jobs. The future is of hard-employable practitioner level skills in fields like programming, machine learning, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, data science. There can’t be a better opportunity for you to train yourself in one of these emerging new-collar jobs.

https://blog.udacity.com/2020/06/online-education-for-the-new-collar-work-of-tomorrow.html

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People can’t get enough of these online classes right now

Wed, 2020-06-24 02:03

Gwen Moran, Fast Company

With stay-at-home orders lingering for months, some of the leaders in online courses and programs have seen dramatic spikes in people learning from home. LinkedIn recently announced that, in the first week of April alone, people watched 1.7 million hours of learning content on LinkedIn Learning. Udemy enrollments had a 425% spike overall and an 80% increase in business consumption. During the 30-day period ending May 20, Coursera saw nearly 300% more course enrollment than for the same period in 2019.

https://www.fastcompany.com/90512719/people-cant-get-enough-of-these-online-classes-right-now

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Leveraging Feedback Experiences in Online Learning

Tue, 2020-06-23 02:10

Erin Crisp, EDUCAUSE Review

Feedback is a powerful construct in the design of quality online learning, and quantified dimensions of learners’ feedback experiences can be leveraged to improve effectiveness, increase efficiency, and maintain appeal in online courses. What if real-time data could provide proactive insight into a student’s experiences? What if mentors and leaders could monitor experiences and intervene to remedy negative learning situations? Are there online-learner behaviors (rather than algorithms, which can be biased) that mentors and leaders could observe as early-warning signs of problems with the effectiveness of the instruction, the efficiency of the design, or the overall appeal of the courses? What are the key ingredients of learning, and could they be measured and monitored on a large scale?

https://er.educause.edu/articles/2020/6/leveraging-feedback-experiences-in-online-learning

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Unlocking Education and Workforce Opportunity Through Blockchain

Tue, 2020-06-23 02:04

Kerri Lemoie and Louis Soares, ACE

As we make our way through the crisis and into recovery, that imperative should encourage experimentation with approaches to credentialing (and hiring) that leverage the potential of new technologies to provide more granular descriptions of skills and improved communication among education and training organizations, individuals, and employers.  Blockchain, in particular, holds promise to create more efficient, durable connections between education and work. It can provide the technological fabric to help displaced workers translate their skills for new education opportunities and employers, and may hold particular value for those currently underserved by the existing education-to-employment paradigm.

https://www.acenet.edu/Documents/ACE-Education-Blockchain-Initiative-Connected-Impact-June2020.pdf

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Remember the MOOCs? After Near-Death, They’re Booming

Tue, 2020-06-23 02:02

Steve Lohr, NY Times

Coursera… added 10 million new users from mid-March to mid-May, seven times the pace of new sign-ups in the previous year. Enrollments at edX and Udacity, two smaller education sites, have jumped by similar multiples.  “Crises lead to accelerations, and this is best chance ever for online learning,” said Sebastian Thrun, a co-founder and chairman of Udacity.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/26/technology/moocs-online-learning.html

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Can HyFlex Options Support Students in the Midst of Uncertainty?

Mon, 2020-06-22 02:05

 

Brian Beatty, EDUCAUSE

When campuses closed due to the spread of the coronavirus and the threat posed by the COVID-19 illness, faculty who were teaching HyFlex classes were already prepared to teach high-quality, fully online courses. The term HyFlex originates from faculty work to support both online and traditional students—without developing a completely separate online master’s degree program—in the Instructional Technologies master of arts program at San Francisco State University.2

https://er.educause.edu/blogs/2020/5/can-hyflex-options-support-students-in-the-midst-of-uncertainty

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