New benchmarking tool for higher ed seeks to address workplace soft skills gap [Loutfi]

New benchmarking tool for higher ed seeks to address workplace soft skills gap — from chieflearningofficer.com by Elizabeth Loutfi Quality Assurance Commons’ new Employability Self-Assessment […]

The shift online has colleges looking to share courses [Wong]

The shift online has colleges looking to share courses — from educationdive.com by Alia Wong Dozens of institutions have joined consortia for exchanging online classes […]

If your collaboration tool allows it, try this “Virtual ‘4 Corners’ Activity” [Honeycutt & Robinson]

From Honeycutt & Robinson: Dr. Sheila Robinson shares how she uses the "4 Corners" activity in a virtual environment to break up long lectures & […]

The pandemic pushed universities online. The change was long overdue. [Gallagher & Palmer]

The pandemic pushed universities online. The change was long overdue. — from hbr-org.cdn.ampproject.org by Sean Gallagher and Jason Palmer; with thanks to Mike Mathews for […]

4 items re: learning pods

How to Maintain Peace in Your School Pod — from nytimes.com by Katherine Cusumano ‘It’s important to approach this with the idea that there’s no […]

[Re: online-based learning] The Ford Model T from 1910 didn’t start out looking like a Maserati Gran Turismo from 2021! [Christian]

From DSC: Per Wikipedia, this is a 1910 Model T that was photographed in Salt Lake City:   From DSC: The Ford Model T didn’t […]

Purdue Shares Look Inside HyFlex Classroom [Kelly]

Purdue Shares Look Inside HyFlex Classroom — from campustechnology.com by Rhea Kelly Excerpt: He started blending both face-to-face and online instruction in his classrooms weeks […]

“This isn’t helping the continued backlash against traditional institutions of higher education.” [Christian]

DC: This isn’t helping the continued backlash against traditional institutions of higher education.”#highereducation #debt #tuition #learningfromthelivingclassroom #learningecosystems https://t.co/srV971osSI — Daniel Christian (@dchristian5) September 4, 2020 […]

“These are but some of the changes to the learning ecosystems out there. Certainly, more are coming.” [Christian]

From DSC: Below are but some of the changes to the learning ecosystems out there. Certainly, more are coming. Ex-Google employees form virtual tech ‘school’ […]

[K12 but helpful elsewhere as well] Virtual breakout rooms [engagetheirminds.com]

Virtual breakout rooms — from engagetheirminds.com  

From Beth McMurtrie in this week’s “Teaching” over at The Chronicle…

From Beth McMurtrie in this week’s “Teaching” over at The Chronicle: Examples of innovative assessment strategies An instructor’s request to help students engage with digital […]

With an eye towards the future…what questions should we be asking about learning experience design (#LXD)? [Christian]

From DSC: Some of the following questions came to my mind recently: In this age of the Coronavirus, how can we think differently about learning […]

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