Online Learning Update

Daily updates of news, research and trends in online learning. Curated by Ray Schroeder, Associate Vice Chancellor of Online Education at the University of Illinois Springfield.

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Moody’s lowers higher ed outlook to negative amid coronavirus crisis

Jeremy Bauer-Wolf, Education Dive Moody’s Investors Service downgraded its outlook for the higher education sector from stable to negative, predicting widespread instability as a result […]

Ed Dept green-lights virtual site visits for accreditors due to coronavirus

Hallie Busta, Education Dive The U.S. Department of Education has expanded guidance issued to accreditors earlier this month about the level of flexibility they can […]

Higher Ed’s COVID-19 Response Through a Sociological Lens

Joshua Kim, Inside Higher Ed As a sociologist, I’m interested in the organizational, cultural, and structural conditions that enable or impede colleges and universities from […]

COVID-19: With everyone working from home, VPN security has now become paramount

Catalin Cimpanu, ZD Net With most employees working from home amid today’s COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, enterprise VPN servers have now become paramount to a company’s […]

Working from home: Cybersecurity tips for remote workers

Steve Ranger, ZD Net With the rapid increase in remote working in mind, European cybersecurity agency ENISA has set out a series of recommendations for […]

Students’ Readiness to Adopt Fully Remote Learning (great data)

D. Christopher Brooks and Susan Grajek, EDUCAUSE Review This research summary is one of a series of reports outlining higher education’s readiness to move teaching […]

Online learning ‘will be okay’; but what about WiFi, special ed, graduation?

Ayrton Ostly, Salinas Californian Chromebooks are already in wide use at many schools in SUHSD, making a transition to distance learning not too different from […]

Grand Valley faculty, students navigate shift to online learning

D’Angelo Starks, The Grand Haven Tribune “The quick time period is the thing that’s vexing most of us,” said Eric Harvey, a professor in GVSU’s […]

Johns Hopkins offers free online course about COVID-19 and epidemiology

John Hopkins University The class is offered publicly on Coursera and requires no prior background in science or health fields.  Johns Hopkins will offer a free […]

3 Best Practices for Implementing Adaptive Assessments

Matthew Lynch, Tech Edvocate Adaptive assessments are becoming a valuable tool for educators who see the critical need for personalization in the classroom. With adaptive […]

Will Shift to Remote Teaching Be Boon or Bane for Online Learning?

Doug Lederman, Inside Higher Ed So today this column will focus on a question that is generating a good bit of discussion among thoughtful observers […]

MIT’s deep learning found an antibiotic for a germ nothing else could kill

Tiernan Ray, ZD Net Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard last month described in the scholarly journal Cell how they used a […]

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