The probability of successfully planning for the future dramatically increases when university leaders appropriately engage faculty and staff to strategize.
Strategic planning experts say public universities in developed countries can no longer depend on government funding, and must restructure to reduce costs and increase revenue or face failure.
The shift online demonstrated the convenience of distance learning and has convinced some learners, including workers and unemployed people, to study.
The forced transition to online university learning will mean teaching practices will be permanently changed.
Students arrive at Dartmouth High School in Dartmouth, N.S., on Sept. 8, 2020.
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A policy of “choice” for full-time online schooling would weaken public education, erode funding for in-classroom supports and drive those who can afford it to private education.
Financial barriers that discourage some people from participating in higher education would be reduced if the net costs of virtual education decreased.
Not everyone needs to be on campus to learn. Governments, which subsidize higher education, need to change their funding models to support affordable remote learning.
Children with anxiety disorders experience new challenges created by the pandemic restrictions.
Moving between in-person and virtual schooling affects children with anxiety disorders like selective mutism. In addition, access to diagnosis and support is delayed because of pandemic restrictions.
Children arrive by bus at Portage Trail Community School in North York, Ont., Sept. 15, 2020.
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Teachers' optimism is strained when they know much more could be done to minimize COVID-19 safety risks in schools and to help them support student needs during COVID-19.
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.
Immersive and collaborative lab experiences are now possible online, and in the future they will complement in-person lab work.
Before the pandemic, only a fraction of students made use of the wide range of curricular and extracurricular experiential learning opportunities, but through online engagement that can change.
Students and parents at California’s Hollywood High School go through temperature checks before picking up laptops for online learning.
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Checking for symptoms is just the beginning. Here are 10 ways schools can help keep children, families and faculty safe.
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.
With schools closed, learning continues through mass communication and internet-based resources.
At the national and school levels, education technology (also known as EdTech) is closing the learning gap.