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Zoom Gave My Teaching New Life
When all our interactions suddenly shifted from in-person to virtual in Spring 2020, I suspected it would stress-test our comfort with being seen and seeing others in a new way, but something else happened that I hadn’t anticipated: This experience over the last year-plus has made me a better, more confident teacher.
May 20, 2021
Study: Pre-Recorded Videos Prove More Effective for Student Learning Than In-Person Instruction
Pre-recorded videos usually lead to improved student learning, according to a recent study published in Review of Educational Research, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Educational Research Association (AERA).
February 26, 2021
Panel to Focus on Disproportionate Black Youth School Suspensions
A presentation and panel addressing disproportionate school suspensions of Black children and youth will take place 1 p.m. PT on February 17, 2021. The event will feature San Diego State University education professor Dr. J. Luke Wood and San Diego State University Co-Director of the Community College Equity Assessment Lab, Dr. Frank Harris III. You […]
February 1, 2021
NYU’s LEARN Highlights Results from “College in the Time of Corona” Survey
During a virtual discussion Sep. 30, New York University’s (NYU) Learning Analytics Research Network (LEARN) highlighted data from its most recent study focused on students’ experiences with remote learning during the spring semester.
October 2, 2020
Asian American Pacific Islander
Erasing Hate: Advocates Combat Anti-Asian Bias Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
Since the coronavirus crisis began in Wuhan, China, Asian and Asian American students have faced an increase in discrimination on U.S. campuses, as their classmates misplace blame for the pandemic. Months ago, students reported xenophobic remarks, pointed looks and avoidance from their peers. But even with classes moved online, they continue to deal with harassment.
May 14, 2020
Racial Slurs Disrupt Oklahoma City University’s Virtual Graduation Event
Racial slurs disrupted Oklahoma City University’s virtual graduation event on Saturday, reported Oklahoma’s News 4. The event, held online because of the ongoing pandemic, was hacked as a person or persons broadcast a racial slur and a swastika during the ceremony. The event was held on Zoom, which has become the videoconferencing platform of choice […]
May 11, 2020
Three Considerations Concerning Art in Troubled Times
Art is therapy for our hurting souls. Art appeals to all that is real, ideal and sublime, the worst, best and wildest things in our imagination.
May 6, 2020
‘Spirit-Murdering’ Comes to Zoom: Racist Attacks Plague Online Learning
Now termed “Zoombombing,” the number of racist and vitriolic attacks on the video conferencing platform Zoom have proliferated in the past two weeks as higher education institutions transition courses online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
April 1, 2020
Uncharted Waters: The Top 5 Tips for Transitioning to Remote Learning
This week may mark your first time remote teaching. Maybe your institution remains on spring break, and your transition is next week. Or perhaps you’ve been embroiled in our new normal for a few weeks now. No matter what phase of a COVID-19 environment you are in, as professors all across the world engage in remote teaching, having a plan in place is the best strategy.
March 26, 2020
Online Classes at USC Disrupted With ‘Racist and Vile Language’ Through ‘Zoombombing’
Online classes at the University of Southern California (USC) were disrupted by people using “racist and vile language” over Zoom, the videoconferencing tool many universities are using to instruct students during the coronavirus shutdown, reported The Washington Post, citing an email sent to the university community by the school’s president. “We are sorry to report […]
March 25, 2020
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