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How Online Learning Is Reshaping Higher Education

This post was orginally published on https://www.usnews.com/news/education-news/articles/2022-02-15/how-online-learning-is-reshaping-higher-education As the pandemic eases, many institutions are realizing that properly planned online platforms will allow them to better serve all students, including nontraditional learners. Two years ago, as COVID-19 caused campuses to close, some institutions were able to shift their students to already robust online learning programs. But many other …

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How to cope with student life

This post was orginally published on https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/tips-for-everyday-living/student-life/student-lifestyle/ How can I cope with the student lifestyle? Student life is full of new and exciting experiences and there is often lots going on. It is important to take the time to look after yourself to help you cope with the changes in lifestyle. Some areas that you could …

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Yes, College is Worth It: Busting Myths about Higher Education

This post was orginally published on https://www.knox.edu/magazine/spring-2018/features/yes-college-is-worth-it “Student debt is out of control.” “Unemployment rates for college graduates are high.” “College is not worth the money.” It’s not a myth that faith in higher education is on the decline, but the headlines we read in the newspaper or see on social media are just that-headlines. Many …

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Adult Learners Need More Instructional Support

This post was orginally published on https://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/effective-teaching-strategies/adult-learners-need-more-instructional-support/   Expectations of adult learners are generally high. They are assumed to be naturally focused, motivated, and self-directed. While this may be true, some adult students still need significant encouragement and scaffolding and should not be told to simply read for their degrees. There are adults who are just …

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Learning helps wellbeing of adults with mental health problems

This post was orginally published on https://www.ucl.ac.uk/ioe/news/2020/jan/learning-helps-wellbeing-adults-mental-health-problems Classroom learning can positively influence the wellbeing of adults with moderate to severe mental health problems, research by UCL Institute of Education (IOE) shows.   The interpretative narrative study examined 15 adults with mental health problems. It found that taking Further Education (FE) courses helped the participants by increasing …

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How has the pandemic changed the way you’ll learn?

This post was orginally published on https://www.theguardian.com/education/2021/sep/11/how-has-the-pandemic-changed-the-way-youll-learn As students gradually return to campus, many universities will be offering blended learning – mixing face-to-face lectures with the best of digital teaching While universities are planning to revert to their pre-pandemic state by autumn 2022, many are also thinking hard about the positive lessons that can be drawn …

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