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UDL is essential in post-secondary pandemic learning

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Thu, 2020-05-14 02:04

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

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Thu, 2020-05-14 02:03

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

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Wed, 2020-05-13 02:10

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

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Wed, 2020-05-13 02:05
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

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Wed, 2020-05-13 02:02

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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Aktionstag "Chronisch entzündliche Darmerkrankungen" am 19.05.2020Motto: "CED - mehr als eine Darmerkrankung"

Gesundheitsberichterstattung - Wed, 2020-05-13 00:00
Ausgewählte Informationen zum Aktionstag "Chronisch entzündliche Darmerkrankungen" am 19.05.2020
Motto: "CED - mehr als eine Darmerkrankung"
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Student-Centered Remote Teaching: Lessons Learned from Online Education

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Tue, 2020-05-12 02:10

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

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Tue, 2020-05-12 02:05

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

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Tue, 2020-05-12 02:03

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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Gesundheitsausgaben

Gesundheitsberichterstattung - Tue, 2020-05-12 00:00

Pressemitteilung vom 12. Mai 2020 - 164/20

Gesundheitsausgaben im Jahr 2018 um 4 % gestiegen

Im Jahr 2019 werden die Gesundheitsausgaben 400 Milliarden Euro übersteigen

WIESBADEN - Die Gesundheitsausgaben in Deutschland beliefen sich im Jahr 2018 auf 390,6 Milliarden Euro oder 4 712 Euro je Einwohnerin bzw. Einwohner. Wie das Statistische Bundesamt (Destatis) weiter mitteilt, entspricht dies einem Anstieg um 4,0 % gegenüber 2017. Der Anteil der Gesundheitsausgaben am Bruttoinlandsprodukt lag 2018 bei 11,7 % und damit 0,1 Prozentpunkte höher als 2017. Für das Jahr 2019 wird auf Basis bereits vorliegender und fortgeschriebener Werte ein weiterer Anstieg auf 407,4 Milliarden Euro geschätzt, das wären 4,3 % mehr als im Jahr 2018.
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Tag der Dystonie am 17.05.2020

Gesundheitsberichterstattung - Tue, 2020-05-12 00:00
Ausgewählte Informationen zum Tag der Dystonie am 17.05.2020
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Europäischen Adipositas-Tag am 16.05.2020

Gesundheitsberichterstattung - Tue, 2020-05-12 00:00
Ausgewählte Informationen zum Europäischen Adipositas-Tag am 16.05.2020
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How Online Learning Can Strengthen Our Democracy

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Mon, 2020-05-11 02:10

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

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Mon, 2020-05-11 02:04

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

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Mon, 2020-05-11 02:03

MLA
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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Belastung von Lebensmitteln

Gesundheitsberichterstattung - Mon, 2020-05-11 00:00

Die im Informationssystem eingespeicherte gestaltbare Tabelle aus dem Bereich "Belastung von Lebensmitteln mit radioaktiven Stoffen" des Max Rubner-Instituts, Bundesforschungsinstitut für Ernährung und Lebensmittel - Institut für Sicherheit und Qualität bei Milch und Fisch - wurde um das Jahr 2017 ergänzt.

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Library of Congress Releases App with Mobile Access to Digital Collection

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Sun, 2020-05-10 02:10

By Dian Schaffhauser, THE Journal

“The Library of Congress collection can now fit in your pocket,” said Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden, in a statement. “The Library started 220 years ago with 740 books and three maps. Today, that collection has grown to make us the largest library in the world and a storehouse of our national history. The LOC Collections app is a uniquely personal, easy new way to explore the nation’s library.”Users can currently find LOC Collections for iPhone and iPad at the Library’s website or the iTunes store. An Android version of the app is planned for release later this year.

https://thejournal.com/articles/2020/04/22/library-of-congress-releases-app-with-mobile-access-to-digital-collection.aspx

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College instructors share tips with parents on best online learning strategies

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Sun, 2020-05-10 02:04

Melissa Lizotte, The Star-Herald
When Maine community college instructors Jennifer Graham and Lynne Nelson Manion began researching online student retention efforts, neither had any idea their findings would become useful to parents and students during a nationwide pandemic. But that is exactly what happened when schools across Maine began switching to online learning in mid-March to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

https://bangordailynews.com/2020/04/26/education/college-instructors-share-tips-with-parents-on-best-online-learning-strategies/

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COVID-19 update: University examining budget reduction scenarios

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Sun, 2020-05-10 02:02

Ohio State University

The duration and impact of the COVID-19 pandemic are unknown at this time, and we continue to engage in financial contingency planning. No source of revenue for the university has gone unaffected. We are planning for multiple scenarios while maintaining and advancing patient care, research, teaching and learning. The university has asked all colleges and support units to prepare a range of budget projection scenarios for fiscal year 2021, including potential 5%, 10% and 20% reductions in spending. This approach aligns with the governor’s instruction to all state agencies.

https://news.osu.edu/covid-19-update-university-examining-budget-reduction-scenarios/

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Higher education is key for the post-COVID recovery

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Sat, 2020-05-09 02:10

John Aubrey Douglass, University World News

The United States economy is in free fall. Businesses have closed and people have been laid off. Unemployment could reach 30%, and if it does there are predictions that an additional 15% of the population will fall into poverty. Inequality will grow mightily with significant impact on disadvantaged groups. And this comes at a time when the US economy was already in the midst of a transition period related to work. What will the near- and long-term post-coronavirus economy look like, including the transitional period to some form of new normal? One conclusion seems reasonable: Americans will generally need greater access to higher education and vocational training programmes, not less, even if it includes a more online, more socially distant experience.

https://www.universityworldnews.com/post.php?story=20200424084530242

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