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The PhilOnEdTech blog covers EdTech in higher education - focusing on online education, learning platforms, and digital content. In this day and age of COVID-19 mass migrations to online learning, listen to Phil and his guest authors as they provide analysis on the trends affecting higher education.

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The PhilOnEdTech blog covers EdTech in higher education - focusing on online education, learning platforms, and digital content. In this day and age of COVID-19 mass migrations to online learning, listen to Phil and his guest authors as they provide analysis on the trends affecting higher education.

    Triangulating With Results From the Ithaka S+R COVID-19 Student Survey (podcast)

    Triangulating With Results From the Ithaka S+R COVID-19 Student Survey (podcast)

    In my meta-analysis of 11 different COVID-19 student surveys last month, I included a brief report by Ithaka S+R of early trends less than a week into launching their survey. Today Ithaka S+R released their full report which breaks down their comprehensive findings. Since it’s been about a month since I made sense of the many different surveys, I wanted to use this as an opportunity to triangulate what we’ve learned and what we still need to learn about how to support students as we head into the fall. 







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    Postscript on Visualizing Fall 2020 US Higher Education Plans (podcast)

    Postscript on Visualizing Fall 2020 US Higher Education Plans (podcast)

    Yesterday I posted some visualizations based on data from the Chronicle of Higher Education and their useful page of individual institution plans for the Fall 2020 term in US higher education. There were several commenters on that post (and on Twitter) that pointed out a significant flaw in the data set. Peter Shea captured it well:







    I was looking at that Chronicle data yesterday. I think it’s misleading. I think most of the campuses that will have students returning to campus in the Fall will also have many, many more online courses and that “in-person” category needs to be far more nuanced. From my experience, campuses are planning for more online, more blended, closing earlier, and have a pivot back to remote in the works if need be, even where they are advertising “in-person”. Lumping all that under planning for in person misses the bigger picture that is reshaping higher education nationally and globally.







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    Visualizing Fall 2020 US Higher Education Plans (podcast)

    Visualizing Fall 2020 US Higher Education Plans (podcast)

    The Chronicle of Higher Education has a useful page where they are updating a collection of individual institution plans for the Fall 2020 term in US higher education.







    I thought it would be useful to add some visualizations for this data beyond the aggregate percentages listed on that page. In order to combine with geographic and enrollment data, I combined the Chronicle data with IPEDS data. This method allowed me to analyze roughly 93% of the data set (currently with 1020 data entries), excluding systems, duplicates, and some institutions I just did not get around to matching up.







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    UMass Online Does Something With Someone (podcast)

    UMass Online Does Something With Someone (podcast)

    Last week we saw a classic announcement-without-details from UMass Online (UMOL), the centralized online education unit of the UMass system, and Brandman University, the working-adult school created by Chapman University. As described in the Boston Globe:







    The announcement – in press releases or media coverage – did not describe the form of the partnership nor the financial terms. Just partner as the basis of the news.







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    Instructure Announces New CEO After Completion of Thoma Bravo Acquisition (podcast)

    Instructure Announces New CEO After Completion of Thoma Bravo Acquisition (podcast)

    Today Instructure announced the selection of their new CEO.







    Instructure today announced that Steve Daly has been named the company’s new chief executive officer, effective July 1. Daly joins as Instructure is moving into the next phase of growth following the recent transaction to become a privately held company, and is refocusing around its core mission of innovating in education technology.

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    Updates: Summary of student surveys page and sample HyFlex class plan (podcast)

    Updates: Summary of student surveys page and sample HyFlex class plan (podcast)

    Original blog post: https://philonedtech.com/updates-summary-of-student-surveys-page-and-sample-hyflex-class-plan/







    Based on feedback and requests on two of Kevin’s recent posts (and online discussions), we have two updates we’d like to share with readers.

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