SUNY Polytechnic: SUNY Poly Offering Online ‘Pandemic Studies Semester’ to Students in New York and Around the World

SUNY Polytechnic: SUNY Poly Offering Online ‘Pandemic Studies Semester’ to Students in New York and Around the World. “Students who enroll in the online program can sign up for custom ‘bundles’ consisting of two courses—one from a distinctive disciplinary perspective, such as history, anthropology, or nanotechnology; and the other to produce distinct ‘artifacts’ of their choice, such as essays, presentations, digital art, 3D models, or the production of equipment that can help essential workers on the front lines. Most courses provide general education credits.”

CNN: Virtual cybersecurity school teaches kids to fix security flaws and hunt down hackers

CNN: Virtual cybersecurity school teaches kids to fix security flaws and hunt down hackers. “What started as a school-based program to teach kids a new skill is extending into a virtual cyber school. It’s filled with lessons and games to teach users how to fix security flaws on webpages, uncover trails left by cybercriminals and decrypt codes used by hackers. The program is now available online for any student ages 13 – 18 for free in the UK, and $100 a year in the US.”

Carnegie Mellon University: U.S. Schools’ Online Learning Directives May Exacerbate Existing Educational Inequalities

Carnegie Mellon University: U.S. Schools’ Online Learning Directives May Exacerbate Existing Educational Inequalities. “In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, social distancing directives across the United States have led to school closures. Many K-12 school districts have moved toward online instruction, but not every student has access to the Internet. A new study examined the factors that determine whether children and youth can participate in distance learning. The study found that low-income and non-White children and youth have less access to the Internet than their peers, as do children and youth who live in areas where low-income and non-White children score lower on math tests. The study’s findings can inform policy.”

Red Tricycle: Lin-Manuel Miranda Announces New School Program, #EduHam at Home

Red Tricycle: Lin-Manuel Miranda Announces New School Program, #EduHam at Home. “Lin-Manuel Miranda just announced an extension of the Hamilton Education Program, a classroom initiative that walks through Miranda’s Hamilton creation process and ends with students making and performing their own musical theatre pieces. #EduHam at Home is an extension of the program. While schools are closed, the #EduHam allows students to be creative theater artists while adhering to social distancing guidelines.”

Coronavirus shutdowns and home-schooling: how museums are providing alternative education (Blooloop)

Blooloop: Coronavirus shutdowns and home-schooling: how museums are providing alternative education. “Museums, art galleries and other cultural institutions around the world are providing a huge range of educational resources online for free during the coronavirus pandemic, and beyond. Here are some examples of what is on offer, for both children and adults. This shows how museums can support visitors beyond their four walls. We’ve also looked at some resources and information for museums wanting to set up their own digital learning projects.”

Johns Hopkins University: Free online course features COVID-19 insights from Johns Hopkins experts

Johns Hopkins University: Free online course features COVID-19 insights from Johns Hopkins experts. “Johns Hopkins University has launched a free online course for the general public about COVID-19 featuring experts from across the university—including those on the front lines of research and treatment—sharing the latest insights and evidence about the disease, its spread, and ways to stay healthy.”

University of Washington: How to move ‘hands on’ classes online

University of Washington: How to move ‘hands on’ classes online. “Every spring, Laura Prugh teaches a wildlife research techniques class at the University of Washington. Her students spend much of their time outside, complementing their lecture notes with actual experience. They learn to identify and properly handle animals — frogs, salamanders and bushy-tailed woodrats, for example — and they practice using equipment for tracking animals and estimating populations. But when the UW announced it was moving its spring quarter 2020 classes entirely online to combat the novel coronavirus, Prugh and other instructors across campus faced a new, unchartered challenge.”