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Beyond Zoom, Teams and video lectures — what do university students really want from online learning?

Beyond Zoom, Teams and video lectures — what do university students really want from online learning?

As any university student, lecturer or tutor can attest, the pandemic has turned learning and teaching upside down. So it’s important we understand what happens for students when their learning shifts online with little to no warning. Since 2020, there’s been a growing body of important research into the impact of online learning for educators. […] … learn more→

Advantages and disadvantages of online learning

Advantages and disadvantages of online learning

Learning is an activity that has to go on throughout our lives if we wish to improve our lives. People who keep learning despite facing obstacles, swear by the positive changes that learning promotes. In the current era of the internet, learning has become accessible to so many people in ways like never before. Even […] … learn more→

Top reasons online learning is the future of education

Top reasons online learning is the future of education

Unless you have been living under a rock, you will admit that the concept of traditional education has drastically changed in the last few years. With the advent of technology and the internet, the idea of online education has penetrated every part of the world. Luckily, with the web being omnipresent, you have access to […] … learn more→

Universities have invested in online learning – and it can provide students with value for money

Universities have invested in online learning – and it can provide students with value for money

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, so does universities’ reliance on online teaching, prompting complaints from students that they are not getting full value from tuition fees. Students who have returned to campus fear that their university experience as a whole is being diminished. Manchester Metropolitan University has moved first-year teaching online as students self-isolate. The University and College Union has […] … learn more→

Towards a non-classroom university? Decalogue for essential reflection

Towards a non-classroom university? Decalogue for essential reflection

Among many others in many different fields, one of the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the need to resort to the development of online learning , given the impossibility of doing it in person. The phenomenon is not at all new, since it had previously registered significant progress at all educational levels. But the current crisis situation has […] … learn more→

Online learning for all

Online learning for all

Now that the Covid-19 pandemic has radically altered the organisation of university life for the foreseeable future, ‘everyday ableism’ can be (unwittingly) perpetuated by virtual teaching methods. But we also have a potentially generative moment to change this narrative. Given that in that academic year 2018/19, a sixth of all home university students declared that they had […] … learn more→

Online learning will be hard for kids whose schools close – and the digital divide will make it even harder for some of them

Online learning will be hard for kids whose schools close – and the digital divide will make it even harder for some of them

Public and private schools across the nation are closing their doors as everyone scrambles to protect themselves from the COVID-19 viral disease pandemic. With little or no time to prepare for this disruption, families from Seattle to the New York City suburbs are suddenly having to figure out how to help their kids learn at home. This is an unprecedented […] … learn more→

Online versus traditional classrooms: an undergraduate’s take

Online versus traditional classrooms: an undergraduate’s take

I’m an undergraduate student currently studying two degrees: chemical engineering in a traditional classroom setting and business administration online. The experiences have shown me what works (and what doesn’t) in both settings when it comes to peer interaction, student participation and engagement. I’ve found peer interaction is far easier in a classroom than it is […] … learn more→

Is it possible to study Nursing online?

Is it possible to study Nursing online?

Studying online is becoming a popular option for individuals around the globe because it proves to be a much more pocket-friendly option, as opposed to studying on campus. It also allows students to work part-time and cover the costs while attaining their degree of choice. While not all degrees can be obtained online, nursing is […] … learn more→