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Six-year-old Peyton Denette works remotely from her home in Mississauga, Ont., on March 30, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

5 ways to support online homeschooling through the coronavirus pandemic

Motivating students, encouraging their self-regulation and maintaining home-school communication are ways parents have the potential to positively influence learning outcomes.
Students and parents at California’s Hollywood High School go through temperature checks before picking up laptops for online learning. Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images

Kids are bigger coronavirus spreaders than many doctors realized – here’s how schools can lower the risk

Checking for symptoms is just the beginning. Here are 10 ways schools can help keep children, families and faculty safe.
Are university lectures better on YouTube? Kon Karampelas/Unsplash

Videos won’t kill the uni lecture, but they will improve student learning and their marks

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, universities are using video for so much of their teaching. Some worry this will hurt student learning, but that's not what we found.
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.

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