Archives for March, 2020

Twixt Duck and Rabbit: Psychological Biases and Bad Coronavirus Policy
Public Policy
March 17, 2020

Twixt Duck and Rabbit: Psychological Biases and Bad Coronavirus Policy

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Making a Sudden Transition to Teaching Online:  Suggestions and Resources
News
March 16, 2020

Making a Sudden Transition to Teaching Online: Suggestions and Resources

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16 Answers to Your Questions about Teaching Online
News
March 16, 2020

16 Answers to Your Questions about Teaching Online

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Higher Education’s COVID-19 Online Pivot: Students
Resources
March 16, 2020

Higher Education’s COVID-19 Online Pivot: Students

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Higher Education’s COVID-19 Online Pivot: Institutions

Higher Education’s COVID-19 Online Pivot: Institutions

The outbreak of COVID-19 has seen many universities closing campuses and shifting learning online. It’s unprecedented and suddenly puts ed tech front and center in a way it hasn’t been before. For those of us who have been doing online learning or distance ed for a while it can seem a bit irritating to have been seen as second class for so long and then suddenly deemed worthy of interest. So here’s some useful bits for those without that pedigree.

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14 Tips for Improving Your Online Teaching

14 Tips for Improving Your Online Teaching

Hundreds of thousands of teachers are busy working to move their face-to-face lessons online. Designing online courses takes significant time and effort.
Right now, however, we need a simpler formula. Here are 14 quick tips to make online teaching better, from an expert in online learning.

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Coronavirus UK: Self-Isolation Must Not Mean Self-Imprisonment

Coronavirus UK: Self-Isolation Must Not Mean Self-Imprisonment

The United Kingdom’s reputed the self-isolation proposal, and its attendant controversy about the alleged influence of social and behavioral scientists on the government’s approach, is a nice indicator of how limited the social science influence actually is – and why it needs to be greater.

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Don’t Tell Me ‘Don’t Panic …’

Don’t Tell Me ‘Don’t Panic …’

David Canter considers what panic really is and why its main cause is … telling people not to panic.

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A Brief Guide to Eco-Leadership

A Brief Guide to Eco-Leadership

SAGE author Simon Western has written a guide to eco-leadership, a new leadership paradigm for organizations in the climate emergency. For Academic Book Week, we asked him to present a short guide to its principles.

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How Coronavirus Became a Political Problem

How Coronavirus Became a Political Problem

The Italian government’s decision to expand its lockdown from two small areas of the north to encompass the entire country is a sign of its increasing desperation to control the spread of novel coronavirus. The number of positive cases by the evening of March 9 stood at at least 7,000 with more than 400 people having lost their lives. This has even been described as Italy’s “darkest hour” by Giuseppe Conte, the country’s prime minister.

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Instantly Shifting Classes Online Is Not Trivial

Instantly Shifting Classes Online Is Not Trivial

Carefully implemented, online learning can make university education more accessible, affordable, interactive and student-centered. However, the way that it is being presented as a simple and practical solution to coronavirus fears, capable of replacing face-to-face teaching for a significant period, is misleading.

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Free Webinar, March 12: “Natural Experiments: An Empowering Tool for Social Data Science”

Free Webinar, March 12: “Natural Experiments: An Empowering Tool for Social Data Science”

Sage 2111 Webinar

Register for this free webinar from SAGE Campus for social scientists, hosted by Dr Taha Yasseri of the Oxford Internet Institute. In the webinar, Taha will introduce you to the emerging field of social data science and explain the role of natural experiments as a tool in the big data-driven approach to research. He will showcase examples of successful natural experiment designs in his own research and beyond.

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