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Under the Right Conditions, Can Remote Learning Be an Asset?

January 24, 2023

Via: Ed Surge

During the first week of the new year, parts of Minnesota were deluged by a winter storm, blanketing the Twin Cities and surrounding areas with almost a foot-and-a-half of snow. Those conditions were enough to prompt school closures, and on […]


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6 things students want to know about their digital courses

January 24, 2023

Via: eCampus News

Students need a variety of information about digital courses, including required devices and how instructors structure their virtual courses and expectations, before they enroll–but much of this information is not available prior to registration, according to results from a student […]


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5 ways virtual tutoring reinforces our after-school program

January 12, 2023

Via: eSchool News

Here are five steps we took to ensure the best possible results with our virtual learning platform: 1. Use it to provide individualized instruction. It’s great to be able to offer students individualized learning opportunities that are tailored to the […]


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As acceptance grows, 6 victories for online learning

January 3, 2023

Via: eCampus News

It took a global pandemic to push more people in accepting that online learning is a mainstay in today’s higher education landscape. In addition to convenience, it expands learning opportunities to students whose schedules do not align with traditional in-person […]


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At ASU+GSV, a discussion about digital transformation and campus diversity

December 28, 2022

Via: eCampus News

It seems digital transformation is among the top priorities on any higher-ed leader’s list–particularly as students and faculty voice more preference for online learning options after COVID. Many institutions realized that as they offer more degree programs and classes online, […]


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5 ways to create a stellar online elementary learning program

December 27, 2022

Via: eSchool News

If you are a school or district leader looking to build an online elementary program, knowing where to start can feel overwhelming. But it doesn’t have to be. Here are five steps that helped our teams successfully build and maintain […]


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How Might Elite Institutions Better Meet the Needs of Underserved Student Populations?

December 27, 2022

Via: Inside Higher Ed

You may have read that Georgetown University is launching an online part-time bachelor’s degree completion program in liberal studies in partnership with Coursera. Georgetown already offers an on-campus version of this program through its School of Continuing Education to a […]


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3 drivers of non-traditional student enrollment

December 23, 2022

Via: eCampus News

More than two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s clear that higher education institutions are recognizing and adapting to the lasting impacts that the transition to online learning has had on both learners and faculty alike. While some students are […]


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Why College Students Turned From Being Down on Remote Learning to Mostly in Favor of It

December 20, 2022

Via: Ed Surge

If you go back to the first days of the COVID crisis, when campuses across the country were shutting down, college students weren’t very happy with emergency online learning. Surveys conducted then showed deep dissatisfaction, with as many as 70 […]


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Improving the non-traditional student experience in 3 steps

December 20, 2022

Via: eCampus News

Many college students have access to a traditional learning environment, which often includes attending class in lecture halls, collaborating with peers and professors in person or taking exams at a scheduled time in the classroom. Although this approach works for […]


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5 components of a great hybrid learning program

December 19, 2022

Via: eSchool News

Over the past year and a half, “hybrid learning” has become quite the buzzword when it comes to education. With the COVID-19 pandemic impacting learners across the world, we’ve witnessed the growing need for hybrid learning, an education option that […]


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Spotlighting accessibility issues in higher education

December 2, 2022

Via: eCampus News

While there has been significant progress in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts, accessibility is often glaringly absent from the discussion. This is particularly true in higher education, where barriers to access intersect and are often compounded when dealing with […]


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5 ways to prep students for online learning success

November 30, 2022

Via: eSchool News

Students who attend online school today range from homeschoolers, to those seeking an alternative to in-person public schools, to learners who want to mix virtual schooling with in-person learning. Also, some districts have decided to keep an online option open […]


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The right online learning experience will boost retention and engagement

November 28, 2022

Via: eCampus News

A recent National Student Clearinghouse Research Center report reveals that post-secondary enrollment continues to decline. Undergraduate enrollment alone saw a 9.4 percent drop from Spring 2020, resulting in nearly 1.4 million fewer undergrads than before the pandemic. Although the COVID-19 […]


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OSERS stresses timely special ed services for highly mobile students

November 11, 2022

Via: K-12 Dive

This letter is the latest in a series of guidance to state and local school systems from the federal special education office emphasizing that hardships such as the COVID-19 pandemic and frequent student transfers are unacceptable excuses for not meeting […]


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4 tips for online learning success in schools

November 11, 2022

Via: eSchool News

Our school has been using online learning since the mid-1990s when we became one of the first to sign up for VHS Learning. Since then, we’ve expanded our use of the program and involved more students. Here are four tips […]


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Law Students Are Happy Learning Online, Survey Says

October 27, 2022

Via: Inside Higher Ed

Law school students are increasingly both satisfied and comfortable with online learning, according to the 2022 Law School Survey of Student Engagement. The results are a potential sign that the pandemic’s normalization of online classes is bolstering a growing acceptance […]


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VHS Learning Reveals New Commitment to CSforALL Movement

October 25, 2022

Via: eSchool News

At the 2022 CSforALL Summit, VHS Learning announced its plans to further expand student access to computer science education. The nonprofit revealed that it will offer free online computer science courses to fifty high school students in rural or underserved […]


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What matters most for our special education teachers?

October 19, 2022

Via: eSchool News

We all know the problem. There is a frightening shortage of special education teachers and it’s getting worse. Even prior to the pandemic, 98 percent of school districts and 49 states reported that they had a shortage and a recent […]


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A Year After the Online Tutoring Industry Was Roiled, Teachers Are Still Searching for Stability

October 11, 2022

Via: Ed Surge

Log on to the website for the online tutoring company VIPKid, and a pop-up will appear asking visitors to select which part of the world they’re in. Users can scroll through more than 230 “regions” across six continents, including Madagascar, […]