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B.C. Premier David Eby signs a student’s cast as he visits a classroom to mark the opening of the new Bayview Community Elementary School, in Vancouver, B.C., April 13, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Why B.C. has ended letter grades for younger students

Parents need to directly hear from teachers and administrators via open houses or parent advisory councils to lift the fog of confusion and concern surrounding this change.
AI creates potential for more personalized learning. Marilyn Nieves via Getty Images

4 ways that AI can help students

A scholar explains how artificial intelligence systems can revolutionize the way students learn.
Teachers and university professors have relied heavily on ‘one and done’ essay assignments for decades. Requiring students to submit drafts of their work is one needed shift. (Shutterstock)

ChatGPT and cheating: 5 ways to change how students are graded

Educators need to carefully consider ChatGPT and issues of academic integrity to move toward an assessment system that leverages AI tools.
How can more scientists learn to communicate like Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases? Anna Moneymaker / POOL / AFP via Getty Images

Scientists need to become better communicators, but it’s hard to measure whether training works

Scicomm is a hashtag, and there are many programs that claim to teach scientists how to be better communicators. But it’s hard to show exactly what they’re accomplishing.
The shift online demonstrated the convenience of distance learning and has convinced some learners, including workers and unemployed people, to study. (Pexels/rfstudio)

How the COVID-19 pandemic may have changed university teaching and testing for good

The forced transition to online university learning will mean teaching practices will be permanently changed.

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