Online Education

HELPING TEACHERS NAVIGATE ONLINE EDUCATION AND BUILD COMMUNITY

Two experts in the field of teacher education and technology have shared new and accessible publications about online teaching. One offers success stories, bringing together teacher educators, researchers and practitioners to address online best practices, collaboration, field experience, equity issues and digital tools. The other guides educators in developing collaborative and interactive online experiences for teacher candidates across content areas.

COVID-19 and the Future of Education

The year 2020 hasn’t just been one for the history books: It’s made quite an impact on K-12 grade books as well. As the COVID-19 pandemic drags on into another school year, the school playground has instead become a battleground for adults — teachers, parents, school administrators, public health officials, lawmakers — rowing over the future of education: Should schools reopen? Is remote learning just as effective as in-person classes, and is the technology available to ensure equity for all students? For schools that open, is enough funding available to effectively protect teachers and students from COVID-19? For those that don’t, what about parents’ need to return to work despite the need for at-home teaching? For answers, we turned to Bradley Marianno, a UNLV College of Education professor and expert on teachers’ unions.

Understanding the impacts of unexpected shift to digital learning

The unexpected transition to online classes due to the COVID-19 pandemic has prompted many changes for undergraduate students and their instructors. To understand the magnitude of these impacts and potentially improve digital learning, researchers in the Penn State School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs (SEDTAPP) have received $196,136 from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Parents and Teachers: International Competition Encourages Virtual Learning for K-12 Students Inspired by Sounds of the World

The Acoustical Society of America is calling on U.S. students to submit acoustics-related art and lyrics as part of the International Year of Sound 2020 celebration. K-12 students across the U.S. can participate in an international competition for primary, middle and secondary students from all over the world. It is also an opportunity to include an element of STEM education for so many students in need of enriching curriculum while being away from school due to coronavirus concerns.

University of Rhode Island Announces URI Online degree and certificate programs

KINGSTON, R.I. — February 20, 2020, — The University of Rhode Island has announced a new degree and certificate initiative, URI Online, which provides students and professionals access to a URI education anywhere and anytime across the globe. URI Online offers fully-online undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs designed to meet the global challenges of today’s workforce and the needs of tomorrow’s professionals.