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It’s likely that most universities will be conducting classes online in the fall. That doesn’t mean learning will suffer. (Shutterstock)

The 7 elements of a good online course

Research shows few differences in academic outcomes between online and face-to-face university courses. A professor who's been teaching online for years offers advice on good online courses.
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How to create engaging online learning amid COVID-19 pandemic: lessons from Singapore

The pandemic has intensified online learning, but educators are struggling to keep students engaged. Faculty members from the National University of Singapore offer three strategies to overcome this.
Graduates during a drive-through graduation for Faith Lutheran High School at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, May 22, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

How to help high school seniors cope with milestones missed due to coronavirus

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.
With online learning, children are staring at computer screens for more hours each day. Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Increasing screen time during the coronavirus pandemic could be harmful to kids’ eyesight

With online learning and social distancing, kids are spending more time staring at screens and less time outdoors. That can put them at higher risk of myopia and serious eye problems in the future.
A worker takes the temperature of a visitor to Essentia Health in Duluth, Minn., April 10, 2020. (Alex Kormann/Star Tribune via AP)

Coronavirus: When teaching during a disaster, students need to be partners

One of the first tasks of disaster management is to listen to those affected. When the pandemic forced courses online, I turned to my students to adapt the program in a way that would work for them.
People with autism spectrum disorder think differently than most people. How they face challenges is something everyone can learn from. iStock/Getty Images Plus

Tips for managing social isolation during coronavirus, from women on the autism spectrum

Many people with autism spectrum disorder have dealt with social isolation their entire lives. Their coping strategies could help the rest of the world right now, as a professor with ASD explains.
Parents and family must consciously support children in completing a few hours of school work during this period. GettyImages

Impact of school closures on education outcomes in South Africa

Despite the best efforts of governments, schools and parents there'll be learning losses across the board and worsened educational outcomes for the poor.

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