Posts By: Aman Kidwai

Higher Ed in the News: 10/19

This week on Higher Ed in the News, students having trouble with textbooks and how research is impacted by higher education’s shift to a virtual environment.   Pandemic limits student access to textbooks The COVID-19 pandemic is making it difficult for students to access reserve textbooks in their school’s libraries. In order to limit the… Read more »

Higher Ed in the News: 10/12

This week on Higher Ed in the News: two stories about how college and university faculty are doing a great job adapting to virtual schooling, and also how faculty is often a source of innovation within education, contrary to what some people may think. You can read previous editions of this series here and here…. Read more »

Higher Ed in the News: 10/5

This week on Higher Ed in the News, how teachers in all subjects can create a more inclusive learning experience and how to build exposure to other worldviews into the online college experience. Why all teachers need to know about inclusion Racial equality has moved to the forefront of American discourse in a way it… Read more »

Thoughts from a clinical psychologist on ‘Zoom fatigue’ and learning

Stephen Noonoo, an editor at EdSurge, spoke with clinical psychologist Brenda Wiederhold to discuss the phenomenon of “Zoom fatigue” and what can be done about it.  Wiederhold said part of why virtual meetings produce more stress is the slight lag in interaction. “No matter how good your internet is … we have this millisecond—maybe a… Read more »

Higher Ed in the News: 9/28

This week on Higher Ed in the News, how institutions treat students who don’t identify race on applications may be obscuring the ways they approach equity. Also, the plight of adjunct professors during this difficult time.   Adjunct professors’ struggles grow amid pandemic The coronavirus pandemic has exposed and exacerbated disparities in this country around… Read more »

Higher Ed in the News: 9/21

This week on Higher Ed in the News, a high-level look at the state of online education and how schools are responding to calls for improved equity. You can read previous editions of this series here and here.   With no other choice, higher ed is finally embracing technology We’re in the midst of a… Read more »

Georgetown LDT Class of 2020 students discuss graduating amid pandemic

For just about everybody, 2020 has been a tumultuous year filled with change, fear, and sorrow. In higher education, it has been a time of extraordinary upheaval. And the students graduating Georgetown’s Learning, Design and Technology masters program in the Spring of 2020 had a unique vantage on the academic ramifications of the crisis. As… Read more »

Higher Ed in the News: 9/7

This week on Higher Ed in the News, helping out student workers and discussing the plight of RAs on campus during the pandemic. You can read previous editions of this series here.   Colleges Taking Action To Assist Those Left Unemployed By School Closings Many working students’ livelihoods have been in limbo since the pandemic… Read more »

Higher Ed in the News: 8/31/2020

In this week’s Higher Ed in the News, we look at the U.S. Department of Education’s updated guidelines for online education and get an inside look at how things are going as fall semesters get started around the country. You can read the last edition of this series here. Department of Education releases finalized guidelines… Read more »