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You Don’t Know My Story: Feeling Unconnected in an Existing Online Course

As we quickly transitioned from on-campus learning to virtual learning, I focused on the mechanics of conducting classes through the use of new technologies and new pedagogies. As a faculty member, I am constantly reminded, and rightfully so, to maintain the high quality of learning seamlessly. In doing so, I

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“Cause and Effect” Mnemonic Frames COVID-19 Higher Education “After-Action Review”

“It was the best of times; it was the worst of times.” — Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities An indisputable truth emerges when reflecting on the aftermath and responses catalyzed by the COVID-19 pandemic: this epoch disruption will change the landscape and trajectory of higher education for many

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How One Business School Used the COVID-19 Crisis to Keep Students Engaged While Practicing Social Distancing

The world changed in spring 2020. Most American universities closed their campuses and went to online instruction and student interaction for the better part of the semester, following state and federal guidelines in response to the COVID-19 virus. Overnight, daily work and learning patterns were disrupted. Face-to-face, peer-to-peer and student

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The Future of Work is Virtual – Lessons from Online Higher Education

What will work look like in the future? The COVID-19 pandemic has forced employees globally to work from home. As COVID-19 fades, will employees return to the office or prefer working virtually? To what extent will productivity, motivation, and engagement be impacted with more employees working virtually? How do organizations

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Reflections on the COVID Crisis – Lessons from Transitioning MBA Finance and Economics Classes Online.

Introduction The COVID-19 global pandemic of 2020 imposed a unique natural experiment on Regent University MBA students and professors. In this study we consider two research issues. First, the COVID -19 experience provided practical insight for professors teaching students directly affected by a crisis. We found all students, whether initially

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The Other Side of the Monitor: Student Perceptions and Challenges from the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic significantly impacted my students this spring. I taught an upper-division required course (Principles of Auditing) to 22 students, of whom seven graduated. In the shift to a virtual platform for learning, I wondered how they were reacting. What was it like on the ‘other side of the

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A Shift to Online Learning in Bangladesh Universities Post Pandemic Effect of COVID 19: A Blessing or Curse?

Introduction Almost all universities in Bangladesh, as elsewhere within the world, are moving courses online to prevent the potential spread of COVID-19. This includes lectures and tutorials, which are ready to likely be delivered via the university learning management systems like Moodle or Blackboard and google classrooms, etc. Some students

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Keeping Academic Quality First in an Online COVID-19 World

On December 31, 2019, China reported to the World Health Organization a cluster of cases of pneumonia in people associated with the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market in Wuhan, Hubei Province (World Health Organization. Pneumonia of unknown cause — China. 2020). On January 7, 2020, Chinese health authorities confirmed that this

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Students Are Not the Only Ones In Higher Education Affected by Covid-19

Walking into the Mauney 115 classroom on Thursday, March 12, 2020, for my 8 a.m. class, I believed I was about to experience something that I had never felt in my four-decades plus college teaching career. Much trepidation was looming in the air, though it appeared the students weren’t sure

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The Sounds of Silence…Reflections of One Student’s Journey Through the COVID Pandemic Via the DBA HR Program at Northcentral University Online

I’m told that pursuing a doctoral degree involves an individual journey, fraught with promises and pitfalls that are unique to the individual experience of the student. To a large degree, this advice is very true. What they don’t tell you, however, is that this is more like a Jack Kerouac

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