Coronavirus: University teaching to move online from 9 December

Universities in Northern Ireland are to move all teaching online by 9 December to allow students to return home for Christmas.

Students have also been advised to take a Covid-19 test before they return to their family home.

testing is being offered to students
at Queen’s and Ulster Universities.

The Christmas guidance for students in Northern Ireland was published by the executive on Friday.

Many students were already learning remotely as many degree courses were being taught online, although thousands remain on campus.

Face-to-face teaching has continued in some subjects where it is regarded as necessary.

A small number of those courses may be able to continue to hold classes on campus after 9 December.

But students have been told that if they remain on campus after 9 December they may be in a situation where they have to self-isolate over Christmas.

Rapid Covid-19 testing is available for students

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National University Taps A.I. Platform to Boost Student Engagement through Online Discussion

LA JOLLA, Calif., Dec. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — National University, a nonprofit institution with a 50-year history of serving veterans, educators, and working adults, today announced an ambitious initiative designed to use artificial intelligence (AI) to create more engaging, effective online discussions. The effort, which is now in a pilot phase, is made possible through a partnership with Packback, an inquiry-driven learning platform that provides students with real-time feedback and guidance to drive deeper engagement with course content.

“Even before the pandemic, staying engaged in online classes often posed a challenge for adult learners balancing the demands of school, work, and family,” said Dr. Gangaram Singh, executive vice president and provost of National University. “As COVID-19 continues to exacerbate those challenges, it’s more important than ever that we double down on new tools and strategies to not only build community for remote learners—but also improve academic

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UA’s acquisition of online Ashford University and its 35,000 students, completed | College

The University of Arizona has completed its acquisition of Ashford University and has named several leaders for its Global Campus.

The UA has completed its acquisition of Ashford University and has named several leaders for its Global Campus.

The University of Arizona Global Campus will now oversee Ashford University, which serves about 35,000 students with online courses. The UA acquired the university, which is based in the San Diego area, from Zovio Inc.

On Tuesday, Nivine Megahed was appointed chair of the Global Campus board of directors and Paul Pastorek was selected as interim CEO.

The board appointed Craig Swenson as Global Campus president.

The Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission, which accredits the Global Campus, recently approved the UA acquiring Ashford.

Megahed, an independent appointee to the previously announced nine-member board of directors,

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Up to 50% of university students unhappy with online learning, regulator finds

A “very large proportion” of university students do not like online learning and “do not wish to ever experience it again”, according to a wide-ranging report from the higher education regulator.

A review of student feedback has identified remote learning as “a problem” if it continues into 2021, after universities adopted it during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Students said it resulted in a “lack of engagement”, less time overall in class, isolation from their peers, IT issues, and made examinations and assessments particularly difficult and potentially unfair.

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Particular degrees like engineering, science, visual and performing arts were also especially affected by the lack of practical learning.

In recent months, Western Australia’s Murdoch University and Curtin University have announced that they will maintain online-only classes in 2021. At Murdoch, lectures will be online while “most” tutorials

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IGNOU Admissions 2020 Online Re-registration: University says these students have to re-register – check details

IGNOU has advised that candidates read the instructions available on the portal carefully before submitting their forms online.

IGNOU Admissions 2020: The online re-registration process for the January session of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has commenced on December 1. The candidates looking to apply to IGNOU must log on to the official website – – to access more details on the IGNOU admission process.

The Indira Gandhi National Open University has mentioned in the notice that the old link for re-registration – – has also been mapped to for the convenience of learners.

However, the University has advised that candidates read the instructions available on the portal carefully before submitting their forms online.

IGNOU Admissions 2020 – Who does the ‘re-registration’ process apply to?

As per IGNOU, only those students need to re-register who have enrolled in IGNOU’s two-three year duration undergraduate or postgraduate or

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Ashford University’s 2020 Teaching and Learning Conference Examines Critical Issues in Online Higher Education

Throughout the conference, participants joined three keynote addresses, four featured speakers, six panel discussions, and 120 presenters representing 14 institutions to create actionable ideas that explore the value of traditional liberal arts versus career-focused curricula. These discussions were guided with this question in mind: “Must education in the 21st century take an either/or approach to what will prepare students to be ethical and productive contributors to society?”

TLC’s keynote speakers encouraged conference attendees to consider this question with creativity, empathy, and purpose throughout the discussions and panels. Keynote speaker Larry Robertson, award-winning author, strategist, and innovation advisor at Lighthouse Consulting, opened the conference by offering a framework for resiliency through creative experimentation during challenging times in higher education. During his keynote address, Dr. Craig Swenson, President of Ashford University, encouraged conference attendees to consider how education helps to preserve democracy throughout our nation’s evolution. Dr. Warren

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Ahmedabad University holds its 10th convocation online

The event took place virtually on Sunday with active participation of students, parents, Chancellor Sanjay Lal Bhai, Vice Chancellor Pankaj Chandra along with all the Deans and faculty of Ahmedabad University.

The graduating batch of 2020 had 608 students from Amrut Mody School of Management, 132 students from the School of Engineering and Applied Science, 50 students from the School of Arts and Sciences, and 36 students from the School of Computer Studies. This includes four doctoral students — two each from life sciences and engineering.

In his address, Reddy stresses upon the need to come together to build a robust public health service system which can provide good health to every individual across their entire life course He reiterated on the need to emerge from the coronavirus pandemic, resolute in our commitment to reset the coordinates of our development.

“‘Build back better’ is the slogan of our times. That

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Online education is here to stay: Experts

However, after some days into the lockdown, Sharma and her friends had found an alternative in online classes, which experts say will remain “an all-weather friend” not only for students preparing for competitive exams like the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET), but for also imparting education in general in the COVID-19-induced new normal.

“It (the lockdown) came as a shock… I and many others like me had no idea what to do. We were in the midst of preparing for the exam and the thought of wasting a year was terrifying. But my friends and I immediately shifted our focus to online coaching and were well prepared by September,” Sharma, who hails from Chandigarh told PTI over phone.

She took the NEET in September, after the exam, for admission to MBBS, BDS and other undergraduate medical courses, was deferred twice from its scheduled date of May 3 to July

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Texas A&M-LSU live stream (11/28): How to watch college football online, TV, time

Texas A&M and LSU face off in an SEC West battle Saturday (11/28) in College Station. You can stream the game live via fuboTV.

LSU trounced Texas A&M 50-7 last season in its march to the national title.

But this week as the Tigers prepared to visit the fifth-ranked Aggies, it wasn’t that game that they were thinking about, but rather what happened in their last trip to College Station.

That game was a 74-72 victory by Texas A&M (5-1) in seven overtimes that’s the Aggies’ only win over the Tigers (3-3) in the eight games since they joined the SEC in 2012. That epic contest tied the FBS record for most overtimes and set the mark for most combined points scored in an FBS game.

The game featured LSU coach Ed Orgeron getting doused prematurely with Gatorade after the Tigers appeared to have a clinching interception in the fourth

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No. 13 Georgia-South Carolina live stream (11/28): How to watch college football online, TV, time

Georgia coach Kirby Smart has gone from matching up at South Carolina with one close friend in Will Muschamp to another in Mike Bobo on Saturday, Nov. 28. The game will be live streamed on fuboTV.

The three men were teammates at Georgia in the 1990s and have remained close throughout their college coaching careers.

Smart had won three of four games against Muschamp as the Gamecocks coach over the past four seasons. Now, it will be Bobo on the South Carolina sidelines Saturday night — Muschamp was fired two weeks ago — when the 13th-ranked Bulldogs (5-2, No. 9 CFP) play the Gamecocks (2-6).

Bobo came to South Carolina after getting fired at Colorado State last season. Muschamp hired him as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.

Bobo has spent much of his first week, rallying players and building confidence through the team’s current four-game losing streak.

South Carolina players

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