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DeVry University’s Online Students Share Tips for All New e-Learners

Online Students Provide Guidance to Those New to Online Learning APERVILLE, Ill.–As millions of American students find themselves moving online from traditional classrooms, they may be challenged by their new medium of learning and engaging. Whether its adaptability struggles, tech issues, time management or self-motivation, transitioning to online education can be opening up a whole More Info »

A Checklist for Colleges That Must Close – Inside Higher Ed

Regulating bodies must pay closer attention to college and university financial health, a new report from a liberal think tank finds. When Mount Ida College — a small, private college just outside Boston — announced in 2018 that it would close, students were left scrambling. The teach-out plans put in place did not cover all More Info »

A rapping professor. A cat in class. Pornography on Zoom. How online classes work at colleges during coronavirus – USA Today

Mark Naison, 73, had just days to move online his decades-old class, a history of music from rock ’n’ roll to hip-hop. He wasn’t sure how to preserve the raucous spirit of the course, but he had an answer that had worked for him in the past. “I can make a fool of myself,” he More Info »

18 attorneys general urge Ed Dept to hold off on new Title IX rules amid coronavirus crisis – Education Dive

Dive Brief: Eighteen Democratic attorneys general are urging U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and other federal officials to pause the release of federal regulations that would govern how colleges handle sexual violence cases. The coronavirus has already burdened college administrators, they wrote in a letter last week to DeVos and three other officials. New More Info »

Zoombombing Resources – USC

What is Zoombombing? A new form of trolling in which a participant uses Zoom’s screensharing feature to interrupt and disrupt meetings and classes. Students, staff, and faculty who are impacted by protected class (like race, sex, gender, religion or national origin) misconduct during Zoom sessions should be referred to titleix@usc.edu (students) or oed@usc.edu (staff and More Info »

Sound quality: A must for educational video – University Business

Q-and-A with Ian Wilkinson of Texas Tech on how to create high-quality sound in educational videos Ian Wilkinson of Texas Tech University’s College of Media and Communication will share best practices for faculty and administrators in producing high-quality sound in learning videos in his session at UB Tech® 2020, called “The Importance of Audio in More Info »

As Liberty University Reports First Covid-19 Case, Students and Parents Grapple With Conflicting Information – The Chronicle of Higher Education

Calum Best spends most of his day at Liberty University inside his dorm room, taking breaks from his accounting and finance studies to spritz with Clorox and scrub with hand sanitizer. Looking out his window on Monday, he reported seeing four clusters of students, “some practicing social distancing, some not.” The senior, one of hundreds More Info »

Remarks by Secretary DeVos at the White House Coronavirus Task Force Press Briefing

Let me start by saying thank you, Mr. President, for your clear-eyed leadership during these challenging times for our country and for the world. The bold actions you have taken are making a significant difference. That’s certainly true for America’s students and teachers. Most of them are experiencing unprecedented disruptions in learning and in their More Info »

Student Loan Debt Relief Companies Agree to Settle FTC Charges They Falsely Promised to Lower or Eliminate Consumers’ Student Loans – FTC

Defendants allegedly charged illegal upfront fees and failed to disclose they paid consumers for positive BBB reviews Three California-based student loan debt relief companies and their owner have agreed to be permanently banned from the debt relief business in order to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they falsely promised to lower or eliminate consumers’ More Info »

The Big Transition – Inside Higher Ed

The University of Washington was one of the first U.S. institutions to move online amid the pandemic. Here’s how faculty say the transition is going. The University of Washington was the first major U.S. college or university to announce, amid rising concerns about the coronavirus’s spread, that it would move instruction online. At that point More Info »