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November 18, 2020

The Weekly Roundup: Lessons From a Pandemic Semester

News and Updates

Moving the rest of the semester online, lessons from the pandemic, and Edsurge's Report Recap.

Welcome to the Meratas Memo’s Weekly Roundup! This is your weekly fix of higher education and alternative financing news. Here are this week’s stories:

Going Back Online

The U.S. is currently seeing it’s biggest jump in COVID cases since the pandemic first started back in March. Many experts also said that we would need to brace for a long winter which could cause cases to rise even more. As a result, many higher ed institutions have moved back to online learning in the last couple of weeks.

At least 20 institutions have moved online in the wake of the growing wave of infections. How will this change affect learning for the remainder of the fall semester?

Read the full story on Insider Higher Ed here. 

Lessons From the Pandemic Semester

The pandemic has clearly changed the way we look at education and the way we carry out the education process. As we near the end of this fall semester, students and faculty reflect back on what they’ve learned.

In this podcast, Edsurge asks several members of staff at higher education institutions about their thoughts from this not-so-average semester.

Read the full story and listen to the podcast here on Edsurge.

Edtech Reports Recap

Edsurge’s newest column, Reports Recap, reflects back on the week’s reports released by prominent education and edtech companies to try and gain some insight into what the future may hold.

In this week’s report: How technology can help institutions recover from the pandemic, how undergraduates see pandemic alerts from their schools, and the K-12 pandemic gap.

Read the full story on Edsurge here. 

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