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Topic: remote learning

Litman ’20.5: Remote Learning Won’t Be Easy, But It’s the Safest Option We Have.

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Litman ’20.5: Remote Learning Won’t Be Easy, But It’s the Safest Option We Have.

July 5, 2020 0 comments

Lately, I’ve been imagining the next time things will feel “normal” again, and the visions I conjure up are blurry, ill-formed and inexact; watercolors with murky paints and flooded lines.

Brown’s Faculty Executive Committee to vote on three-semester academic calendar

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Brown’s Faculty Executive Committee to vote on three-semester academic calendar

June 23, 2020 0 comments

The University is currently “planning intensely” in order to be prepared to implement the three-semester calendar for the coming academic year in light of the coronavirus pandemic, regardless of whether these fall, spring or summer semesters are held in person or online.

No spring break, shorter terms: Brown outlines potential three semester plan

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No spring break, shorter terms: Brown outlines potential three semester plan

May 23, 2020 3 comments

At a special faculty meeting Wednesday, Provost Richard Locke P’18 detailed a potential tri-semester model for the 2020-2021 academic year, but also explained that the University is preparing for the possibility of a fully remote fall semester.

In NYT op-ed, Paxson says colleges ‘must reopen in the fall’

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In NYT op-ed, Paxson says colleges ‘must reopen in the fall’

April 26, 2020 17 comments

In an April 26 op-ed published in the New York Times, President Christina Paxson P’19 detailed the importance of reopening college campuses in the fall, as well as the potential detriment to higher education and the national economy if they remain closed.

‘While I am sleeping they’re awake, and now, when I wake up, they’re asleep’: For international students at home, remote semester presents unique challenges

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‘While I am sleeping they’re awake, and now, when I wake up, they’re asleep’: For international students at home, remote semester presents unique challenges

April 24, 2020 0 comments

When Jenny Huang’s ’23 acting class transitioned to remote learning after the University canceled in-person classes and evacuated campus in March , her professor asked students to switch to performing monologues telematically.

Providence schools operate online amid state takeover

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Providence schools operate online amid state takeover

April 20, 2020 0 comments

After the Providence Public School District moved to remote learning March 23 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Jessica Jennings, a parent at Asa Messer Elementary School, received a text message from the school’s reading coach:

Online summer courses at the University will proceed as planned. The University will announce a decision about pre-college programs and sports camps which take place later in the summer by May 16.

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Brown cancels on-campus summer session courses

April 16, 2020 2 comments

The University has canceled all on-campus summer session 2020 courses. The cancellations also include residential summer programs both “on- and off-campus between June 13 and July 6,” which includes pre-college programs that were planned to run during that period.

Professors of engineering have noted that their classes, which require visual demonstrations, cannot be conducted to the same degree online.

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Professors react to remote learning, prepare for potential online fall semester

April 15, 2020 0 comments

As the University prepares for students’ return to campus in the fall, while also crafting contingency plans for a potential virtual semester, professors — many already balancing the transition to online classes this semester — are thinking about what September could bring..

Professors navigate challenges of transitioning to remote learning

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Professors navigate challenges of transitioning to remote learning

March 27, 2020 1 comment

Professors across disciplines are preparing for the challenges and opportunities of a virtual academic environment in advance of the resumption of classes remotely March 30.

University cancels in-person classes, moves to virtual learning

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University cancels in-person classes, moves to virtual learning

March 13, 2020 1 comment

All University courses will be canceled starting Monday and will resume online following a two-week break in response to the increasing risk posed by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.