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August 2020 EdTech Recap

*Normally we conduct monthly EdTech recaps on major news we’re seeing throughout the industry. However given our current situation, we thought it would be more beneficial to provide a recap of major news stories about how leaders in the space are responding to COVID-19 and preparing for the fall and beyond. This recap is only representative of the timeline up until August 19, 2020.

August 2020

Prepping for Fall & Beyond

Different Approaches to Fall:

  • 15 scenarios for the fall from “normal” to fully remote and everything in between (6/9/2020). Link

  • MIT polled their faculty and students to determine their fall plans (6/10/2020). Link

  • Students are opting for established online institutions for fall (6/17/2020). Link

  • How Spring’s transition to remote learning is shaping how universities plan fall (7/1/2020). Link

  • Innovative ideas for higher education to adopt during uncertain times (7/23/2020). Link

Establishing Community is an Essential Component for Fall:

  • Can you create online learning communities? (6/11/2020). Link

  • Recreating campus life, online with learning communities (6/18/2020). Link

  • Learning communities are the way to engage your online students (6/29/2020). Link

  • Colleges need to prioritize building networks of support (7/23/2020). Link

COVID’s Affect on Matriculation Rates:

  • Human connection can combat retention issues commonly seen with online learning (6/6/2020). Link

  • Colleges are getting creative in attempts to retain students (7/16/2020). Link

  • How a fully online institutions ensures student success (8/19/2020). Link

Long Term Implications of COVID-19 on Higher Ed:

  • How COVID-19 could change teaching and learning for the better (3/20/2020). Link

  • Faculty and Administrator perspectives on the long-term impact of COVID-19 on higher education (4/10/2020). Link

  • How COVID-19 is impacting every aspect of higher education (4/30/2020). Link

  • The investment in remote learning due to COVID-19 could increase online offerings in the future (7/21/2020). Link

Disclaimer: This recap is based on what the Yellowdig team came across in the edtech news media. We do not endorse any 3rd party sources or claim this list is comprehensive.

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