The higher ed landscape is constantly evolving—and it can be hard to keep up. That’s why we’ve started Education on Education: a series dedicated to the top trending stories in higher ed this week. Ranging from online teaching to fair assessment solutions, we’ll highlight the essential educational topics you’ll want to read up on.
1. Avoiding post-election student unrest: Inside Higher Ed
The federal election is just six days away. In the lead up to November 3, students should be given a chance to reflect on possible election outcomes and find common ground with those who hold different opinions. Educators might ask students, ‘how do you intend to treat supporters of the other candidate?,’ allowing students to self-reflect.
Click here to learn how instructors are supporting students during the election period.
2. 2020 student technology report: supporting the whole student: EDUCAUSE
In a heavily remote learning environment, accessibility needs to be top of mind for educators. In a survey by EDUCAUSE, 96 percent of students stated that an Internet connection was essential to complete their work. Unfortunately, 1 in 3 students with disabilities stated that their college wasn’t accommodating to their needs.
Click here to learn more about technology use in the remote classroom.
3. Students cheat—how much does it matter?: The Chronicle of Higher Education
Some educators believe that timed tests don’t effectively assess students’ knowledge. With remote learning, others say that proctored tests only exacerbate stress and anxiety. Proctoring software still provides value in certain cases—such as large first-year classes—but equitable testing methods such as formative assessments should also be considered.
Click here to read more on fair student assessments in a COVID-struck world.
4. How one college fosters robust remote learning: eCampus News
Lyon College—a small liberal arts college in Batesville, AR—has had to rethink their educational experience in a remote world. The college has relied on technology to deliver high-quality remote instruction in a blended environment, all while increasing instructional support for professors.
Click here to learn how to enhance the remote learning experience.