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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Some law schools move online for final exams as COVID-19 cases rise

December 22, 2021

REUTERS – At least three law schools abruptly moved their final exams online this week after their universities announced new campus closures tied to COVID-19. Cornell University on Tuesday shut down its Ithaca campus after reporting nearly 500 COVID-19 cases last week, halfway through the law school’s nine-day finals period. New York University and George Washington University….

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Colleges move exams online, urge boosters as coronavirus cases rise and omicron fears grow

December 16, 2021

THE WASHINGTON POST — Colleges around the country are worrying about outbreaks of the coronavirus, leading some to pivot online and cancel events, and others to abruptly change rules on campus in the waning days of the fall semester. At Cornell University, where cases of the omicron variant have been confirmed and many more are….

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Technical problems again plague remote bar examinees, who blame software provider

November 23, 2021

ABA JOURNAL — Following various technical issues candidates faced with the remote October 2020 bar exam, the July 2021 online administration had problems as well, according to some test-takers. They reject software provider ExamSoft’s assertion that the complications were related to hardware. According to the National Conference of Bar Examiners, 30 jurisdictions had remotely administered exams in….

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Remote learning and student burnout possible explanations for bar pass rate drop

November 23, 2021

ABA JOURNAL — Bar exam pass rates dropped in July 2021, and some fear another decrease for 2022 graduates nationally because most candidates will have experienced at least half their legal education during the pandemic. Related problems mentioned by academics include getting used to online learning, isolation, anxiety and exhaustion.“They have had the largest pandemic impact….

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