Chicago students doing broadcasted ‘radio school’ lessons in 1937.
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This isn't the first time America's schoolchildren have studied remotely – and Chicago's 1937 'radio school' experiment shows how technology can fill the gap during a crisis.
Life online isn’t ideal, but it is manageable.
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From setting passwords to cultivating patience, a mindful approach to virtual working, studying and socializing can make life online manageable.
A student in Salatiga, Central Java, gets a medical check up before entering her class.
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As the Indonesian government reopens schools located in the green and yellow zones, a blended learning approach is being discussed as a solution.
Is he learning something?
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While providing access to digital technology is important, it won’t even the digital playing field. If teachers can embrace all students' digital interests as opportunities for learning, it would help.
Too much time screen time can lead to lower self-esteem.
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It's worth going out of your way to ensure that kids practice interacting with others and maintain their friendships.
More people turn to alcohol in the wake of disasters, research has found.
The stress of having children do distance learning at home during the pandemic is linked to an increase in alcohol consumption among parents, a new survey finds.
Some colleges may have to scramble to make plans to keep international students enrolled.
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A new immigration rule may force some international students to leave the country.
Graduates during a drive-through graduation for Faith Lutheran High School at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, May 22, 2020, in Las Vegas.
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High school seniors will miss important anticipated events due to the coronavirus pandemic, but offering resources, alternatives and the confidence that they're going to be fine is what matters.
Parents are missing in-person supports for children. Here, MaShel West holds her son Lucas’ hands while talking with his certified behaviour analyst at their home in Layton, Utah, March 5, 2020.
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Connecting with school staff, community groups, family and friends may look different right now for families of children with disabilities, but some benefits remain.
Students without computers are having a rougher time with the new normal.
This real-time snapshot of the digital divide illustrates why education experts are concerned that school closures could increase achievement gaps.
Young Minnesota voters cast their ballots on March 3, before the coronavirus outbreak really set in for the U.S.
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Young voters are important to the continuity of democracy because voting at a young age leads to continued voting throughout life. This year more than most, they'll have a hard time getting started.
Face to face, virtually.
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Zoom's privacy and security shortcomings are just the latest videoconferencing vulnerabilities. Knowing each platform's risks can help people avoid many of the downsides of virtual gatherings.
Millions of US kids are suddenly being taught outside the classroom.
Encouraging kids to complete their work can be tough for families managing full-time work and family obligations on a tight budget. And that's true even when schools are operating normally.
Online education presents many conveniences but requires serious time management skills.
While online education may seem like a convenient way to earn a degree in the comfort of your own home or office, an expert warns of pitfalls that can seriously set a student behind.
Africa is data-rich and well connected. Therein lies the solution to many of its challenges.
Data science, led by Africa-based scientists, could play a key role in addressing all of the continent's crucial needs.
South Africa has one of the lowest graduation rates at Master’s and doctoral levels.
Higher education institutions which offer distance learning must support students -- especially postgraduates.
The classroom of the future.
The future of education is in the clouds.
Students can feel very isolated when studying through a distance education programme.
Distance education for teacher training has its problems. Improved support can address these issues - but some of it should come from students themselves.
Online education can work just as well in Africa.
Even though online learning has finally come into its own in higher education internationally, East Africa appears reluctant to embrace it fully.
It’s no longer acceptable to upload chapters from a textbook onto a website and call it a course.
It’s no longer acceptable to upload video lectures to a website and call it a course. We need to start redesigning courses from scratch to find new ways to engage students.