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Educational Forms, Informal learning

Captioning for All

September 8, 2021

Via: Inside Higher Ed

For us folks with one of the great invisible disabilities, hearing loss, captions are a godsend. Their significance becomes dramatically evident in their absence, as occurs when one of us, David, has told family members that he’s hearing a movie […]


Educational Forms, Informal learning

Bill would improve access to accommodations for disabled students

August 26, 2021

Via: Inside Higher Ed

A bipartisan, bicameral bill introduced last month contains a proposal for a simple policy change that would make a considerable difference in how students with disabilities access postsecondary education. The Respond, Innovate, Succeed and Empower Act, or RISE Act, would […]


Educational Forms, Informal learning

5 learning apps for students with special needs

July 20, 2021

Via: eSchool News

Millions of students transitioned to online and hybrid learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. While that transition was relatively easy for some students, many–including students with special needs–found it difficult or impossible to access in-school services and therapies. While many schools […]


Educational Forms, Informal learning

3 ways to support students with disabilities post-pandemic

June 24, 2021

Via: eSchool News

Students with disabilities tend to show greater learning losses over the summer, and at times grow at academically higher rates than peers without disabilities, according to a new study showing detailed insight on academic growth among students with disabilities. The […]


Educational Forms, Informal learning

Parents want post-pandemic online learning options

June 11, 2021

Via: eSchool News

The pandemic has changed the way parents look at their children’s education, and most want more choices–including an online learning option–going forward. According to a survey conducted by Stride, Inc., parents believe schools should now be equipped to quickly and […]


Education Tech, Educational Forms, Informal learning

Virtual learning will become more permanent post-COVID

June 9, 2021

Via: eSchool News

About two in 10 U.S. school districts have already adopted, plan to adopt or are considering adopting virtual learning after the end of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a RAND Corporation study published earlier this year. The survey of district […]


Educational Forms, Educational Stages, Informal learning, Secondary Education

5 great things the pandemic revealed about schools

May 12, 2021

Via: eSchool News

The light at the end of the tunnel shines a little brighter every day, and it makes it easier to reflect on a handful of hard-won positives to emerge from the pandemic. These may not be universal truths, but some […]


Educational Forms, Informal learning

Don’t Ban Virtual School. Improve It.

May 6, 2021

Via: Education Next

Amid a nationwide push to get students back in school, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has said that school districts in his state won’t be allowed to offer virtual learning next year—even for parents who want that option. At the […]


Educational Forms, Informal learning

How to choose a STEM platform to support hybrid learning

April 28, 2021

Via: eSchool News

If ever there was a time that underscored the need for strong STEM education, it’s now. Our students—the future scientists, engineers, and world leaders—need skills that only STEM can provide. To best cultivate these young minds, our teachers need equitable […]


Educational Forms, Informal learning, News

Thriving post-pandemic: What’s next for digital teaching and learning?

April 19, 2021

Via: Education Dive

Sharp changes in student behaviors, priorities and expectations in recent months have forced higher education institutions to think differently. If the pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that there is a tremendous opportunity to embrace new models and approaches in […]