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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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COVID-19 will speed up fall in international enrolment

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Sat, 2020-05-09 02:04

Marguerite Dennis, University World News

International students and their families will be reluctant to go or send their children abroad given the uncertainty of the future of the second wave or next outbreak of the virus in the fall 2020. Studyportals, the Dutch-based global study choice platform, released survey results that revealed 83% of respondents believe their future travel plans will be restricted and 63% believe their parents’ savings will decrease because of the virus. More than one million international students who were enrolled in the United States in the spring semester have returned to their home countries. It is unknown how many will return to the United States for the fall semester.

https://www.universityworldnews.com/post.php?story=20200420115723916

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How 10 institutions are helping to fight the coronavirus

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Sat, 2020-05-09 02:03

LAURA ASCIONE, eCampus News
Colleges and universities are ramping up efforts to fight the coronavirus as it spreads across the nation.  Many institutions are serving as testing sites, are donating equipment to help healthcare professional, and are conducting research to try and help solve some of the challenges associated with slowing the spread of the virus. Great Value Colleges has compiled a list, updated regularly, of college and university efforts to help in any capacity.

https://www.ecampusnews.com/2020/04/22/how-10-institutions-are-helping-to-fight-the-coronavirus/

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UConn Urges Faculty to Prepare for Possible Online Learning This Fall

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Fri, 2020-05-08 02:10

Angela Fortuna, NBC Connecticut

UConn President Tom Katsouleas is urging faculty to prepare for the possibility of online classes this fall. “Factors contributing to that decision will include the progress on slowing COVID-19, guidance from public health experts, decisions and guidance from federal and state government and the availability of testing, among others,” Katsouleas said. The decision to transition all face-to-face classes for the fall 2020 semester will be made with the approval of the Board of Trustees and communicated before June 30.

https://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/uconn-urges-faculty-to-prepare-for-possible-online-learning-this-fall/2260770/

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No campus lectures and shut student bars: UK universities’ £1bn struggle to move online

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Fri, 2020-05-08 02:05

Dave Batty and Rachel Hall, the Guardian

Only around 20 UK universities are in a good position to provide a range of high-quality online courses by the start of the new academic year in September, according to Prof Sir Tim O’Shea, the former vice-chancellor of Edinburgh University. Some of the country’s top-ranked Russell Group institutions, including Oxford and Cambridge, were not in that category, he added. The warning comes as the sector seeks to expand online education in a bid to offset huge losses from tens of thousands of international students cancelling their studies due to Covid-19.

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2020/apr/25/degrees-of-separation-can-universities-adapt-in-the-rush-to-online-learning

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Will this semester forever alter college? No, but some virtual tools will stick around

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Fri, 2020-05-08 02:03

Jon Marcus, Hechinger Report

Online higher education “is a thin diet for the typical 18-year-old,” said Richard Garrett, chief research officer at Eduventures. “But today’s 18-year-olds are tomorrow’s 28-year-olds with families and jobs, who then realize that online can be useful.” Already, more than half of American adults who expect to need more education or training after this pandemic say they would do it online, according to a survey of 1,000 people by the Strada Education Network, which advocates for connections between education and work.

https://hechingerreport.org/will-this-semester-forever-alter-college-no-but-some-virtual-tools-will-stick-around/

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Deutsche Gesetzliche Unfallversicherung

Gesundheitsberichterstattung - Fri, 2020-05-08 00:00

Die im Informationssystem eingespeicherten gestaltbaren Tabellen aus den "Geschäfts- und Rechnungsergebnissen der gewerblichen Berufsgenossenschaften und Unfallversicherungsträger der öffentlichen Hand" der Deutschen Gesetzlichen Unfallversicherung wurden um die Angaben des Jahres 2018 ergänzt.

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Ausgewählte Informationen aus Anlass des Welt-Hypertonie-Tages am 17.05.2020Motto: "Druck runter - gut drauf!"

Gesundheitsberichterstattung - Fri, 2020-05-08 00:00
Ausgewählte Informationen aus Anlass des Welt-Hypertonie-Tages am 17.05.2020
Motto: "Druck runter - gut drauf!"
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Online education company Coursera offers unemployed workers thousands of free courses

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Thu, 2020-05-07 02:08

 

Julia Boorstin, CNBC

The Coursera Workforce Recovery Initiative is teaming up with state governments in the U.S. and the leadership of countries around the world to offer 3,800 courses at no cost from top universities and corporations, including Amazon and Google. The free courses, which usually cost $399 a year, are focused on skills and professional certifications that will help out-of-work individuals find new jobs in high-demand sectors. Coursera has added 10 million users in the past month as online education has surged, especially courses in data science, computer science, business and health care.

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/24/coursera-offers-unemployed-workers-thousands-of-free-online-courses.html

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Is this competency-based learning’s big moment?

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Thu, 2020-05-07 02:05

Matt Zalaznick, University Business

Colleges and universities, of course, cannot overhaul their curriculum overnight. But campus leaders can begin laying the groundwork as they tackle past the immediate concerns of moving online, and supporting the mental health and other needs of staff and students, Price says. Campus leaders should consider creating an independent business unit to explore a move to competency-based learning, Price says. Ths team should be free and willing to examine any and all alternatives to an institution’s longstanding curriculum, residential programs and faculty structure, Price says.

https://universitybusiness.com/competency-based-learning-college-online-learning-classes-courses-coronavirus/

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Amid coronavirus worries, Syracuse University offers Class of 2020 half off grad school tuition

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Thu, 2020-05-07 02:02

 

Chris Carlson, Syracuse

Syracuse University announced that it will offer members of its Class of 2020 a scholarship that will cover half of tuition for SU graduate school programs, a nod to the challenges that the group has faced during its time at the school and a potentially unfavorable job market when they graduate. The school is calling the scholarship program the “2020 Forever Orange Scholarship” and said that it will cover half of tuition for graduating seniors that enroll full-time in graduate degree or certificate programs at Syracuse.

https://www.syracuse.com/coronavirus/2020/04/amid-coronavirus-worries-syracuse-university-offers-class-of-2020-half-off-grad-school-tuition.html

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Welt-Zöliakie-Tag am 16.05.2020

Gesundheitsberichterstattung - Thu, 2020-05-07 00:00
Ausgewählte Informationen zum Welt-Zöliakie-Tag am 16.05.2020
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What’s Next: Colleges take mental healthcare online, but barriers remain|

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Wed, 2020-05-06 02:10

Natalie Schwartz, Education Dive

Many telemedicine laws limit therapists to working with clients who live in the state, preventing counseling centers from serving students who have relocated out of state. Moreover, some students may struggle with online therapy because they lack a reliable internet connection or live with people who don’t support them seeking mental health services. Colleges will need to find solutions to such problems in order to serve all of their students, especially if the pandemic continues into the next term. Here are three questions counseling center administrators should consider when planning for the months ahead.

https://www.educationdive.com/news/whats-next-colleges-take-mental-healthcare-online-but-barriers-remain/576667/

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