Digitization of Education

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A remarkable growth has been observed in education sector in India since years. Educational training has made India ahead of few countries in the past few years with a rise in the number of students opting for higher education in India.

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FLEXspace™ is a comprehensive, searchable, open access showcase of innovative campus learning spaces and best-practice models contributed by universities, schools, and libraries worldwide, with over 3200 users from over 1100 institutions across 54 countries and growing! The FLEXspace collection includes examples of active learning classrooms, digital media labs, learning commons, makerspaces, large and small lecture halls, new and renovated rooms, and more.

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5 key questions that could shape the future of virtual learning in Michigan

Article | August 6, 2020

Even with most back-to-school policy in Michigan still up in the air, one thing is already clear about the fall: Schools will continue the extraordinary online learning experiment that began when classrooms closed this spring. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer hasn’t announced whether classrooms will be allowed to reopen, but districts across the state are already planning to keep classrooms closed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The widespread shift to virtual instruction could accelerate the state’s long-running push to offer more education online, a move with enormous but uncertain implications for students.

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A rural college launches a free in-home connectivity program

Article | August 6, 2020

Even before the pandemic, Dr. Kyle Wagner, Northeastern Technical College (NETC) president, was a strong proponent of distance learning. Many of the residents in the rural South Carolina communities the school serves, where incomes fall below the national poverty level, don’t pursue a college education due to factors including lack of access to transportation and childcare. He firmly believed that enabling off-campus learning could overcome these barriers, and was working to expand the school’s remote learning program when the pandemic hit.

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How Have Educators Adapted Distance Learning for Special Education Students?

Article | August 6, 2020

Special education instructors, like everyone else, turned to an array of digital tools and technologies to continue teaching in the wake of the pandemic. And while most would agree the shift to online learning came with serious challenges, many also found solutions that worked. “This last year was a struggle — I won’t tell you it was not,” says Wendy Thompson, a special education teacher at New Jersey’s A. Harry Moore School. “That being said, we have seen success, and there are things out there that can help.” Thompson, who is also president of the New Jersey Coalition for the Advancement of Assistive and Rehabilitation Technology, says the key is to ensure the tools educators use can be adapted to fit the needs of individual students. “It’s important to approach students where they are and provide them with options for how they can respond and show what they know and what they are learning.”

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How Educators Kept Students on Track During Remote Learning

Article | August 6, 2020

This spring, COVID-19 led administrators across the country to close school buildings and support students learning from home. We asked three educators about how they handled this disruption and found creative solutions to keep students motivated and engaged using the online literacy program, Reading Plus. We looked at what we had at our disposal that would help with reading, the overall environment, and engagement. In the past, we used Reading Plus as an intervention. We considered how we could utilize it with more students during distance learning.

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FLEXspace

FLEXspace™ is a comprehensive, searchable, open access showcase of innovative campus learning spaces and best-practice models contributed by universities, schools, and libraries worldwide, with over 3200 users from over 1100 institutions across 54 countries and growing! The FLEXspace collection includes examples of active learning classrooms, digital media labs, learning commons, makerspaces, large and small lecture halls, new and renovated rooms, and more.

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