How to reach remote students with limited access to technology

Submitted by miranda.prynne on Mon, 05/10/2020 - 20:17
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Many students do not have access to the basic technology needed to support remote learning. Angela Owusu-Ansah of Ashesi University in Ghana explains how her institution has tackled this problem to ensure all students can access teaching online
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Many students do not have access to the basic technology needed to support remote learning. Angela Owusu-Ansah of Ashesi University in Ghana explains how her institution has tackled this problem to ensure all students can access teaching online

How Duke Kunshan University transitioned to online learning in two weeks

Submitted by stefan.gagov on Wed, 30/09/2020 - 17:16
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Introduction  

Duke Kunshan University (DKU) in Kunshan, China, was one of the first US-affiliated institutions forced into lockdown due to its geographical proximity to the origin of the Covid-19 outbreak.  

While students and faculty were celebrating Chinese New Year in January 2020, Covid-19 began to take hold in China. Many students and faculty were off campus, spread across China and the world. With travel restrictions in place, it was clear that classes as normal could not resume. 

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Faced with the rapid spread of Covid-19 on its doorstep, Duke Kunshan University in China decided to move all its teaching online in just two weeks to finish the third term. Here, we look at how this was achieved and the lessons they learned
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Faced with the rapid spread of Covid-19 on its doorstep, Duke Kunshan University in China decided to move all its teaching online in just two weeks to finish the third term. Here, we look at how this was achieved and the lessons they learned

Anti-racist practice for digital and online learning

Submitted by miranda.prynne on Tue, 29/09/2020 - 09:27
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Jessica Rowland Williams, director of Every Learner Everywhere, looks at how institutions can harness technology to address systemic inequities through digital learning
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Jessica Rowland Williams, director of Every Learner Everywhere, looks at how institutions can harness technology to address systemic inequities through digital learning

THE Student success forum: taking student life online

Submitted by miranda.prynne on Fri, 18/09/2020 - 19:57
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Student affairs leaders from four US universities share insight on how they enhanced the student experience after Covid-19 forced virtually all their campus activities to move online
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Student affairs leaders from four US universities share insight on how they enhanced the student experience after Covid-19 forced virtually all their campus activities to move online

How to use online tools to offer more personalised teaching

Submitted by miranda.prynne on Fri, 18/09/2020 - 17:16
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When choosing online tools, you need to think carefully about which levels of learning you are trying to address: habits, constructs or abstractions. 

Learning new habits involves repetition and reinforcement; learning new constructs involves connecting existing knowledge with new information; and learning new abstractions involves reconceptualising existing understanding to develop new perspectives.  

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There is no one-size-fits-all model for effective online teaching. Rupert Ward offers advice on selecting tools to promote personalised teaching and to encourage more self-regulated learning online
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There is no one-size-fits-all model for effective online teaching. Rupert Ward offers advice on selecting tools to promote personalised teaching and to encourage more self-regulated learning online

Ask the experts: What faculty need to know when designing online courses

Submitted by miranda.prynne on Thu, 17/09/2020 - 09:02
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Find out what faculty need to know when moving their courses online in this Q&A with Kayla Jutzi, instructional designer at Tulane University
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Find out what faculty need to know when moving their courses online in this Q&A with Kayla Jutzi, instructional designer at Tulane University

Affecting connecting: High instructor presence through videos

Submitted by miranda.prynne on Fri, 11/09/2020 - 08:48
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Liza Hita shares important lessons on using videos as a way of boosting instructor presence when teaching online
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Liza Hita shares important lessons on using videos as a way of boosting instructor presence when teaching online

Expert Q&A: Course design with strong pedagogy

Submitted by miranda.prynne on Mon, 07/09/2020 - 08:33
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Sophia Strickfaden, eLearning technologist for Colorado Colleges Online, talks through how to design online courses with strong pedagogy
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Sophia Strickfaden, eLearning technologist for Colorado Colleges Online, talks through how to design online courses with strong pedagogy

Expert Q&A: Ensuring quality online – every learner, everywhere

Submitted by miranda.prynne on Wed, 02/09/2020 - 09:13
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Penny Ralston-Berg, senior instructional designer at Penn State World Campus, discusses how to ensure quality in digital teaching and learning
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Penny Ralston-Berg, senior instructional designer at Penn State World Campus, discusses how to ensure quality in digital teaching and learning

Running safe and secure online meetings and calls

Submitted by stefan.gagov on Tue, 25/08/2020 - 16:59
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New digital teaching methods risk exposing personal and sensitive information among students and staff. Here are best practice tips from Matthew Davis on running safe and secure online meetings and calls
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New digital teaching methods risk exposing personal and sensitive information among students and staff. Here are best practice tips from Matthew Davis on running safe and secure online meetings and calls