How to help students struggling with online learning

31 March 2020

THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION — As instructors across the country move to remote teaching, many are worried about students who are already at a disadvantage. How can professors support them during this challenging time?

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A look at college teaching during the coronavirus pandemic

31 March 2020

NPR — As colleges across the country pivot online on very short notice, there are a host of complications — from laptops and Internet access to mental health and financial needs.

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Education tech experts discuss the transition to online learning at universities

31 March 2020

INSIDE HIGHER ED — Last week in this space, I asked a group of thoughtful observers a set of questions about what colleges’ sudden, widespread shift to remote learning might mean for the future of online education. The column seemed to strike a chord with a lot of readers — many positively.

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A look at privacy issues with transition to online courses and services

31 March 2020

INSIDE HIGHER ED — Ensuring the software colleges are now using doesn’t violate the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, or FERPA, is one key issue, according to Amelia Vance, director of youth and education privacy at the Future of Privacy Forum. Another issue is the potential for increased surveillance of students as colleges switch from….

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Faculty discuss complications with transition to online courses

31 March 2020

INSIDE HIGHER ED — Remote work is proving difficult for many professors, given the circumstances and despite some early predictions to the contrary. What institutions are doing and can start doing to ease the pressure.

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Advice on preventing ‘zoom-bombing’ video conference disruptions

31 March 2020

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA — A new form of trolling in which a participant uses Zoom’s screensharing feature to interrupt and disrupt meetings and classes. How to prevent zoombombing:

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Graduate students experience unique difficulties during pandemic

31 March 2020

THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION — As higher education reels from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, graduate students say they face a unique set of challenges, including difficulty getting access to research materials, concern about finishing their degrees on time, and pressing financial troubles. Administrators are focusing attention on faculty members and undergraduates, some grad….

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Bar exam preparation company to host live online lectures

31 March 2020

ABA JOURNAL — Whether the July bar exam will actually take place as traditionally scheduled is unknown, but starting in May, anyone who wants to study for it has the option of watching livestreamed BarBri lectures with moderated questions and answers.

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Opinion: Colleges must rethink testing, grading, and assessment during the pandemic

31 March 2020

INSIDE HIGHER ED — Rethinking how we assess, test and grade our students gives not only them but also instructors needed flexibility during an impossible time, Cathy N. Davidson and Christina Katopodis write.

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UCLA Law co-launches National Online Trial Advocacy Competition

31 March 2020

UCLA LAW — Amid in-person school closures and global travel restrictions, UCLA School of Law has created online trial competitions for the nearly 10,000 law students and undergraduates whose competitions were cancelled as the world grapples with the COVID-19 crisis.

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