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Welt-Nichtrauchertag am 31.05.2020

Gesundheitsberichterstattung - Wed, 2020-05-27 00:00
Ausgewählte Informationen zum Welt-Nichtrauchertag am 31.05.2020
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The shift to online learning and skills training shows promising trends and troubling signs

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Tue, 2020-05-26 02:10

Jeannette Sanchez, International Labour Organization

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered an abrupt transition to distance education, training and e-learning. The crisis has resulted in massive shifts to online platforms and tools for the continued delivery of learning and skills development, which have shown both promising trends and troubling signs. Among those signs, the evidence that, while much is being made of digital learning making access more equitable, access to online platforms doesn’t always result in equal quality learning. Women, for example, are being disproportionately cut off from distance learning due to lack of childcare or home help during the pandemic.

https://iloblog.org/2020/05/12/the-shift-to-online-learning-and-skills-training-shows-promising-trends-and-troubling-signs/

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Here is the next wave of online learning for higher education

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Tue, 2020-05-26 02:05

Lark Park, CalMatters

A new frontier of online learning means redoubling efforts to address inequities. It means addressing the challenges not only posed by traditional classes, but by hands-on components like labs or education paths such as nursing or career tech. And it means finding ways for faculty to meaningfully connect online with students and each other in these difficult, isolating times.

https://calmatters.org/commentary/here-is-the-next-wave-of-online-learning-for-higher-education/

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Another pandemic-related threat to universities: falling numbers of graduate students

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Tue, 2020-05-26 02:03

MATT KRUPNICK, Hechinger Report

Even before the new threats, some schools’ graduate enrollment — and revenue — was dropping.  Until recently, graduate students had generally remained a bright spot in higher education, continuing to show up at colleges and universities and helping institutions balance their books even as undergraduate enrollment dramatically declined. But even before the pandemic, there were signs that the once-reliable flow of graduate students and the money they bring with them was beginning to slow. And now, when that money may be needed most, school leaders and researchers fear that these numbers could plummet.

https://hechingerreport.org/another-worry-for-colleges-and-universities-falling-numbers-of-graduate-students/

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Mitgliederstatistik der (Landes-) Zahnärztekammern

Gesundheitsberichterstattung - Tue, 2020-05-26 00:00

Die im Informationssystem eingespeicherten gestaltbaren Tabellen aus der "Mitgliederstatistik der (Landes-) Zahnärztekammern" der Bundeszahnärztekammer Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Deutschen Zahnärztekammern e.V. wurden um das Jahr 2018 ergänzt und für die Jahre 2012 bis 2017 rückwirkend korrigiert.

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Fall Scenario #13: A HyFlex Model

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Mon, 2020-05-25 02:12

Edward J. Maloney and Joshua Kim, Inside Higher Ed
If there was one scenario — besides being back to normal or fully remote in the fall — that we hear more about than others, it would be a HyFlex Model. This may be because a hybrid or high-flexibility approach is relatively easy to envision. In a HyFlex course, courses are delivered both in person and online at the same time by the same faculty member. Students can then choose for each and every class meeting whether to show up for class in person or to join it online. The underlying design ethos behind the HyFlex Model is flexibility and student choice.

https://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/learning-innovation/fall-scenario-13-hyflex-model

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How is Gen Z impacted by online learning?

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Mon, 2020-05-25 02:05

BY LESLIE REED, eCampus News

University of Nebraska–Lincoln broadcasting professor Barney McCoy has studied this age group as part of his ongoing national research on digital distractions in the classroom. As education in America makes a historic technology shift in the face of COVID-19, instructors may face some unexpected challenges and pleasant surprises with today’s college students. His third survey of student use of digital devices in college classrooms was published April 15 in the Journal of Media Education. His survey of more than 1,000 students in 2018 and 2019 found a decrease in the amount of time and number of times Gen Z students used smartphones and other devices for non-class purposes during the school day.

https://www.ecampusnews.com/2020/05/01/how-is-gen-z-impacted-by-online-learning/

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Using 360 Virtual Reality to Make Experiential Learning Accessible to All

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Mon, 2020-05-25 02:03

Lynn Long, Gillian Dabrowski and Anne Grant, EDUCAUSE

In March 2019, it became apparent that there was growing interest among faculty and staff on our campus in using virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR) to enhance teaching and learning. Consequently, last May, the VR/AR Community of Practice was born. One of the first potential projects the group discussed was in response to an accessibility concern. Typically, students who are enrolled in ENVS200, a second-year field ecology course, are required to attend a field trip that involves a 1.5 km hike over uneven terrain. We needed to provide alternatives for those who could not perform this physical activity.

https://er.educause.edu/blogs/2020/4/using-360-virtual-reality-to-make-experiential-learning-accessible-to-all

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You’re graduating in a pandemic. What’s next?

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Sun, 2020-05-24 02:10

Amanda Sloat, Brookings Institute
Graduation is always an anxious time for young people on the threshold of the “real world,” but COVID-19 has created new uncertainties. For Generation Z, students’ final semesters are not exactly going as planned. Rather than celebrating with friends, many are worrying about finding a job while living in their childhood bedrooms. In recent years, I held career seminars for students across the country (with those tips published here). During this era of social distancing, I’ve moved these discussions online and adapted my advice.

https://www.brookings.edu/opinions/youre-graduating-in-a-pandemic-whats-next/

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Forever changed: SIUE, Lewis and Clark Community College embrace remote learning lessons

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Sun, 2020-05-24 02:05

David Blanchette, Alton Evening Telegraph

Sonderegger said SIUE decided early during the pandemic to make a strong commitment to uphold the learning objectives and pace of the school’s courses once the switch was made to virtual learning. The goal was to avoid disrupting the student-teacher bond, the application of skills and the course content. “I personally stuck to my course design and my syllabus while revising a few assignments to fit an online model,” Sonderegger said.

https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Forever-changed-SIUE-Lewis-and-Clark-Community-15259074.php

 

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How Covid-19 is de-mystifying online learning

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Sun, 2020-05-24 02:03

IOL

For the past few decades, it has been noted that one of the biggest problems of education in the age of disruption is that it has stubbornly resisted being disrupted. The danger of clinging to traditional paradigms is the continuously producing graduates who are not well-enough equipped to thrive in the times of the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR), because they haven’t had sufficient opportunity and guidance to develop critical 21st Century skills.

https://www.iol.co.za/news/partnered/how-covid-19-is-de-mystifying-online-learning-47668086

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Welt-MS-Tag (Multiple Sklerose) am 30.05.2020Motto: "Miteinander stark. Stärker als Multiple Sklerose"r

Gesundheitsberichterstattung - Sun, 2020-05-24 00:00
Ausgewählte Informationen zum Welt-MS-Tag (Multiple Sklerose) am 30.05.2020
Motto: "Miteinander stark. Stärker als Multiple Sklerose"r
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3 reasons to embrace the shift to virtual learning

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Sat, 2020-05-23 02:10

RENATO PROFICO, eCampus News

While a sudden move to virtual learning somewhat surprised students and faculty, the shift can bring about some unexpected benefits. The good news is that virtual learning can be just as informative, engaging, and impactful as physical learning. The key to success will come down to acknowledging the need for change and a willingness to adopt new processes and tools that could make remote learning less stressful and more impactful. Change is never easy, and I completely understand that. For that reason, I wanted to share a few examples of how virtual learning can be a good thing during these uncertain times.

https://www.ecampusnews.com/2020/05/07/3-reasons-to-embrace-the-shift-to-virtual-learning/

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Online learning doesn’t give college student same experience

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Sat, 2020-05-23 02:06

Union-Bulletin Editorial Board

The parent of a student attending George Washington University in the nation’s capital — where tuition for a single semester ranges between $25,875 and $29,275 — has filed a lawsuit against the school claiming the online education his daughter is getting is not worth what is being paid to the school. The parent, Mark Shaffer of Pennsylvania, is not alone in feeling this way. His lawsuit filed last week is the latest in a growing class of litigation against colleges and universities over their spring tuition rates, The Washington Post reported.

https://www.union-bulletin.com/opinion/editorials/online-learning-doesnt-give-college-student-same-experience/article_be2cf879-0ef9-509f-bff1-473da4f0c12c.html

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The Inexorable Logic of Distance Learning

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Sat, 2020-05-23 02:03

James A. Bacon, Bacon’s Rebellion

bDistance learning was already on the rise at Virginia higher-ed institutions before the COVID-19 epidemic prompted college administrators to send students home and complete their classes online. Many faculty and administrators are hoping that they can revert to the status quo of good o’d fashioned face-to-face classes when the epidemic subsides. But will normalcy be restored? Or will the flirtation with online classes accelerate the spread of distance education?

https://www.baconsrebellion.com/wp/the-inexorable-logic-of-distance-learning/

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Here’s the Syllabus for Your Summer Crash Course in Online Education

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Fri, 2020-05-22 02:10

By Rebecca Koenig, EdSurge

Below, you’ll find a syllabus intended to help you advance from emergency remote instruction toward more substantive practices and philosophies. The recommended readings and key concepts were suggested by experts across higher ed. Main contributors are credited at the end.

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The rise of online learning raises questions about the price we put on education

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Fri, 2020-05-22 02:05
Anirban Mukhopadhyay, Quartz India

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused educational institutions worldwide to go online, and the current debate about the value of online education is analogous. Just as an e-book must be cheaper than a regular book, some people feel that an online class must be cheaper. Others feel that online education is inadequate because of decreased human interaction. However, for every such comment, I have heard its opposite and more. Indeed, many students have reported that they are interacting more in class than ever before. Not only is it easier for a hesitant student to communicate using text, they now see professors up close and personal rather than at a distance of 20 metres and over the backs of multiple heads, and this is a generation that likes communicating through screens.

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Privacy concerns over online learning grow at the university

Online learning update by Ray Schroeder - Fri, 2020-05-22 02:03

Matthieu Schneider, University of Delaware Review

As the university heads toward final exam week in a semester confined to remote learning, concerns regarding online safety and privacy have come to the attention of many students. Right off the bat, classes had been hit with Zoom bombing, or targeted hacks into video lectures via the Zoom platform.  “Moving everything online is just a bigger risk to my privacy,” Ali Keane, a junior fashion sustainability major, said. “I don’t need my identity stolen or accounts hacked because of circumstances out of my control.”

http://udreview.com/privacy-concerns-over-online-learning-grow-at-the-university/

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Statistik der Beruflichen Schulen

Gesundheitsberichterstattung - Fri, 2020-05-22 00:00

Die im Informationssystem eingespeicherte gestaltbare Tabelle aus dem Bereich der "Statistik der Beruflichen Schulen" des Statistischen Bundesamtes wurde um das Schuljahr 2017/18 ergänzt.

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DKMS-Tag (Knochenmarkspende) am 28.05.2020

Gesundheitsberichterstattung - Fri, 2020-05-22 00:00
Ausgewählte Informationen zum DKMS-Tag (Knochenmarkspende) am 28.05.2020
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