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Online learning is becoming more attractive than ever as an option for parents having a hard time securing childcare coverage. Schools that make this option available are meeting a real need.   ​ ​ It’s time for higher-education institutions to awaken to the need for opening online learning to parents. Online learning used to be the almost exclusive preserve of younger students who were less likely to be encumbered by children and the obligations that come with them. Now, higher education is welcoming a large cohort of older individuals withSEE DETAILS

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Create an optimized, immersive experience for students using lessons learned from the pandemic   ​ ​ COVID changed the way we do pretty much everything, and there is no better example than higher education. Lockdowns and other restrictions mean students are accessing their education mostly through online courses with some face-to-face interaction. At the same time, enrollment dropped 3% in Fall 2020 when compared with Fall 2019, and enrollment continues to trend downward.   The changes wrought by the pandemic forced institutions of higher learning to take a close lookSEE DETAILS

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Students now expect a hybrid experience for their higher education where they can physically attend class and catch up with others online if they want to. Here’s how your institution can give them the student experience they demand.   ​ ​ Following the lockdowns ushered in by the coronavirus, students no longer want to return to the rigidity that ruled higher learning before. Before the pandemic, online education was not as reputable as it is now and attending classes in person was often seen as the only path to aSEE DETAILS

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Make documents, images, and ideas available to all students, regardless of ability   ​ ​ Online class offerings have increased accessibility to education, but not for everyone. If you look at the word “accessibility” in the dictionary, it has several definitions that all mean the same thing: The quality of being usable, reachable, obtainable.    While colleges and universities have spent a lot of time creating stellar online course programs, many have overlooked the needs of the disabled and are not quite sure how to proceed to meet the fullSEE DETAILS

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With online education firmly established as part of the norm going forward, higher ed institutions are still being challenged to prove the value of online learning.   ​   A short while ago, an online degree would not have held the same weight in many circles as one acquired through learning in person. Online learning simply was not an attractive option for anyone except those under restrictive circumstances — busy professionals, busy parents, and students from underprivileged backgrounds.   Cue the coronavirus pandemic. Not long after people, including students, wereSEE DETAILS

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Even before the pandemic, a significant number of students looked to online education as a solution to otherwise insurmountable challenges to on-campus learning.   ​ ​ There’s been growing interest in the possibility and merits of online education, with many institutions asking questions about how to bridge the gap between the in-person learning experience and the online experience. But online experience is nothing new. Over the last two decades, online learning has provided recourse and options to millions of individuals — both professionals looking to add to their knowledge andSEE DETAILS

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How has the shift to remote learning affected students’ ability to learn and adapt in this new higher education environment?      Over the past year, schools have been abruptly thrust into the world of virtual, remote learning. This posed challenges in adapting to the differences in online learning compared to in-person classes. With college and university classes usually having a large number of students per class, the transition must be thought-out and designed to be conducive for different students and their learning styles.    This poses the question: IsSEE DETAILS

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Even when you cannot be together, students can connect with each other and your institution through virtual learning   COVID-19 social distancing restrictions and closures are lingering into the school year, and their end date remains unsure. It can be difficult to keep students engaged and feeling connected — to their school, to their studies, and to other students. In some cases, there are best practices for keeping safe when heading back to campus, but in other cases, the reality is that students will not be on campus for theSEE DETAILS

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Greater flexibility and opportunity are driving non-traditional enrollment in higher education programs. Here’s how your institution can give them the opportunity to succeed.    Adults going to college, for the first time or for continuing education, are a significant part of the higher education landscape in the United States. More jobs require degrees than ever before, and adults have greater opportunities than ever to get their degrees in non-traditional settings. Up to 40% of students enrolled in post-secondary institutions were contemporary or non-traditional learners in 2018, about 6.6 million students. SEE DETAILS

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