The challenges of mentoring and supporting students in online programs

June 15, 2022

INSIDE HGHER ED — Effectively mentoring students online is hard. And given the increasing enrollments in online degree programs over the last decade, along with the number of students suddenly pushed online during the pandemic, university professors now face an unprecedented challenge: When you don’t see many of your students often in person, how do….

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Report: Students with disabilities experience discrimination during virtual testing

May 30, 2022

MASS LIVE — Courtney Bergan, who has PTSD, Ehlers Danlos Syndrome and low vision, had approved accommodations to be able to take breaks between sections to use the restroom, eat and take medications during her LSAT. But her remote proctor told her she was not allowed to use the restroom and had to remain in camera view….

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Immunocompromised students fight for hybrid learning as some colleges aim to end it

April 21, 2022

THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION — Johnny Ellsworth would like nothing more than to return to a classroom in a world without a pandemic, where the sophomore at Pomona College could “connect with people in a more intimate way than you might be able to over Zoom.”

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National Survey of Student Engagement reports students have positive perceptions of teachers during the pandemic

February 28, 2022

INSIDE HIGHER ED — Students had positive perceptions of faculty teaching during the pandemic and of how professors adapted their courses despite online and hybrid teaching challenges. Those are the findings released Tuesday by the National Survey of Student Engagement. The results were part two of its annual report, “Engagement Insights—Survey Findings on the Quality of Undergraduate….

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Survey: College professors raise fewer concerns about students cheating online

January 31, 2022

INSIDE HIGHER ED — Faculty concerns over academic integrity in online courses have eased since 2020, when the transition to online learning first began, according to a new study from Wiley. The research and education company found that 77 percent of instructors surveyed last year believed students were more likely to cheat online than in person—a decline of….

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How distance learning will shape the future of legal education

January 27, 2022

NATIONAL JURIST — On-campus learning may have returned, but some of the online technology that schools relied on during the darkest days of the pandemic are not being shelved. The ABA has given variances to a handful of schools to offer hybrid J.D. programs, which allow most courses to be held online. However, there are some on-campus….

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Some law schools temporarily return online with COVID-19 case surge

January 25, 2022

ABA JOURNAL — Several law schools are requiring students to attend classes online for the first several weeks of January, according to a report by Reuters. Schools are going back to online learning as COVID-19 infections surge, fueled by the omicron variant. Some universities are also requiring COVID-19 booster shots for students, including the NYU School of Law,….

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Law schools roll out new measures as COVID-19 again threatens in-person classes

January 24, 2022

REUTERS — It’s back to remote learning for some law schools—at least temporarily. A growing number of universities in recent days have announced they’re reverting to online classes for the first several weeks of January in hopes of minimizing the spread of COVID-19, which has surged in many places with the arrival of the highly contagious Omicron….

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