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We’re Tracking Employees Laid Off or Furloughed by Colleges

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Fri, 2020-05-15 13:32

Dan Bauman, Chronicle of Higher Ed

As the coronavirus outbreak erodes financial health and administrative confidence at universities and colleges across the country, some have started to lay off or furlough employees en masse to thwart colossal budget shortfalls. Amid this unprecedented challenge to higher education’s business model, The Chronicle is tracking those employment actions to better understand what America’s higher-education work force will look like after the pandemic abates.

https://www.chronicle.com/article/We-re-Tracking-Employees/248779

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Free WiFi for Online Learning During COVID-19

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Fri, 2020-05-15 02:10

THE Journal

We developed the compilation by starting with a list of telecommunications companies that have signed the Federal Communications Commission’s “Keep Americans Connected” pledge. Editors culled through the list specifically seeking information online about those companies that provided free service to students in their coverage areas and/or free public WiFi hotspots that students could access for some portion of each day while sitting in their cars or otherwise being physically isolated from others in the vicinity.

https://thejournal.com/articles/2020/04/30/free-wifi-for-online-learning-during-covid19.aspx

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Online Learning Minute: The Role of Game-Based Learning and Gamification

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Fri, 2020-05-15 02:04

Brian Runo, Market Space

On this special episode of the MarketScale Online Learning Minute with Brian Runo, Lenovo Director, Global Education Solutions Rich Henderson outlined the high points of gamification and game-based learning in today’s educational landscape – and how those concepts have driven tremendous results.

https://marketscale.com/industries/education-technology/virtual-reality-classroom-technology-lenovo/

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What’s Next: As colleges make cuts, new ways to make (and save) money emerge

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Fri, 2020-05-15 02:03

Jeremy Bauer-Wolf, Education Dive

As the costs associated with the coronavirus pile up for colleges, it seems almost moot to point out that in certain areas, institutions are netting immediate savings. After all, some colleges and systems forecast losses in the tens of millions of dollars. So halting aspects of campus operations — as well as large-scale events such as commencements and recruitment fairs — can save some cash. But their losses are big enough that a little savings here and there won’t rescue their budgets.

https://www.educationdive.com/news/whats-next-as-colleges-make-cuts-new-ways-to-make-and-save-money-emerg/577039/

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Professional Development Certificates

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Thu, 2020-05-14 15:13

UPCEA

The field of Professional, Continuing, and Online Education (PCO) has truly come of age in the 21st century – and our importance and sophistication continues to expand exponentially as our members play an increasingly critical role in the success and survival of their institutions. This reality has prompted UPCEA to elevate the profession itself with the most significant initiative ever undertaken by the association: the creation of industry standards for what it means to be a professional in the PCO field, with certificate programs designed around those standards.

https://upcea.edu/professional-development-certificates/

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The HyFlex Option for Instruction if Campuses Open This Fall

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Thu, 2020-05-14 02:11

Doug Lederman, Inside Higher Ed

“You want to be able create a fully online version and a fully face-to-face version and find ways to bring them together into a single course experience that has multiple participation paths … And the student gets to control whether they’re doing it online or in the classroom.” Creating an instructional model that allows students to toggle back and forth between educationally comparable in-person and virtual formats depending on the circumstances at the moment has a lot of resonance at a time like this.

https://www.insidehighered.com/digital-learning/article/2020/05/13/one-option-delivering-instruction-if-campuses-open-fall-hyflex

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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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