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Planning for online and face-to-face instruction in fall 2020 is forcing colleges to look at new models of teaching that provide flexibility and credits for co-curricular learning.
Concerns over a second wave of coronavirus later this year will keep courses at one of the nation's largest higher educations systems, The California State University, mostly online in fall 2020.
Often, distance learning instructors who record themselves will do a quick check to make sure everything is working, but they rarely review the entire video, experts note.
Professors teaching online classes—whether for a live feed or a lecture capture—need to be exceedingly aware of rustling papers, typing sounds and other noises that can irritate viewers and listeners.
At Kansas State University-Olathe, even before coronavirus closures, about 80% of the classes were conducted by videoconference with the main campus about two hours away.
Online distance learning programs and videoconferencing can squeak by without stunning video or other flashy visuals, but poor AB is likely a dealbreaker for all involved.
Distance learning allows more students to participate, but professors and instructors need to think beyond their lecture notes to all the AV hardware and software.
Ian Wilkinson has a mantra when it comes to sound quality in distance learning: Spend more money on microphones than on your cameras.
Leaders may suspend large lectures, split the fall 2020 semester and offer single dorm rooms as higher ed strives to return to normal.
Protecting universities' core academic and research missions is the top priority of university presidents preparing to reopen in fall 2020.
Campus leaders should act now to make their case for their college or university's share of $3 billion in CARES Act funding that is going to state governors to spend as they see fit on K-12 and higher education.
The University of Houston-Downtown has delivered retired computers to students who do not have access to internet or WiFi-enabled devices so they can complete their coursework at home.
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