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5 tips on how unis can do more to design online learning that works for all students

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Shutterstock Erin Leif, Monash University; Christine Grové, Monash University; Laura Alfrey, Monash University; Stella Laletas, Monash University, and Umesh Sharma, Monash University The COVID-19 pandemic has driven a rapid shift to online learning at all Australian universities. This presents unique opportunities for both educators and students, but also new challenges. Recent media reports suggest online learning might not be meeting …

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Password education should be age-appropriate: here’s how

Our set of best practice principles should help adults to teach the principles to children in an age-appropriate way. Shutterstock

Our set of best practice principles should help adults to teach the principles to children in an age-appropriate way. Shutterstock Karen Renaud, Rhodes University and Suzanne Prior, Abertay University Children are increasingly being exposed to, and using, technology from a very young age. This has never been more true than in 2020 when the vast majority of children worldwide have …

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Lab experiments in the pandemic moved online or mailed home to uni students

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<figure> <img src=”https://images.theconversation.com/files/338458/original/file-20200529-51449-15pz5hk.jpg?ixlib=rb-1.1.0&rect=29%2C29%2C4542%2C2807&q=45&auto=format&w=754&fit=clip” /> <figcaption> <span class=”attribution”><span class=”source”>hxdbzxy/Shutterstock</span></span> </figcaption> </figure> <span><a href=”https://theconversation.com/profiles/brian-abbey-104998″>Brian Abbey</a>, <em><a href=”https://theconversation.com/institutions/la-trobe-university-842″>La Trobe University</a></em> and <a href=”https://theconversation.com/profiles/david-hoxley-1083894″>David Hoxley</a>, <em><a href=”https://theconversation.com/institutions/la-trobe-university-842″>La Trobe University</a></em></span> <p>The COVID-19 pandemic has shaken university education, with most teaching moved off campus and students learning online at home.</p> <p>But a cornerstone of undergraduate science education has been a challenge: the laboratory class.</p> <p>The real …

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University education in refugee camps must meet refugee needs

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Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya. TONY KARUMBA/AFP/GettyImages Paul O’Keeffe, Université de Genève and Abdeljalil Akkari, Université de Genève In recent years there’s been an increasing demand for higher education in refugee camps across Africa. This is because young people in camps (or coming into camps) are finishing school or looking for something to do, and because humanitarian-development initiatives promote education …

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