Higher Education Leaders Team Up to Reimagine Online Pedagogy

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CHICAGO, Nov. 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — A new coalition of former college presidents and higher education experts, announced today, will help colleges and universities more effectively use technology to spark students’ intrinsic curiosity and improve academic outcomes. Convened by the pioneering inquiry-based engagement platform Packback, the initiative, known as the Academic Innovation Board, will surface new ideas and best practices for institutions and faculty as the COVID-19 pandemic accelerates the need for effective online learning.
“The impact of COVID-19 is requiring the majority of college students to continue their education online. It is critical that they have access to the highest quality and most effective teaching and learning experiences,” says Muriel Howard, Former President at the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) and former President at SUNY Buffalo State College. “I am excited about working with my colleagues to help formulate and review the best practices and strategies that will offer each student a more supportive, and effective learning environment to improve academic outcomes.”
As the impact of the pandemic continues to unfold on campuses around the country, many institutions are simultaneously managing an ongoing shift to remote and hybrid courses while also addressing the public health needs of their …

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