Harvard, MIT sue over Trump rule blocking foreign students from taking all online classes

Harvard, MIT sue over Trump rule blocking foreign students from taking all online classes

Dive Brief: Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology sued immigration officials Wednesday over their new policy forbidding international students from remaining in the U.S. if all of their classes are online this fall.  The colleges allege the decision means to force institutions to resume in-person classes for the fall term, which some have […]
Student peers help quell fears around online study

Student peers help quell fears around online study

Speaking during a recent PIE webinar, panellists shared their experiences regarding emerging approaches to student engagement during Covid-19, with peers being utilised as a meaningful way to help deliver some certainty and reassurance to overseas students. “In March,...
Survey shows shift in attitude towards online learning since lockdown

Survey shows shift in attitude towards online learning since lockdown

The survey of 2,063 users of the Bramble live online teaching platform reveals the wholesale shift in attitudes towards online learning since the pandemic struck. “The shift from in-person to online tutoring is not just for the lockdown” Of the respondents, 73% were...
UMass Boston & Shorelight herald “real revolution” online

UMass Boston & Shorelight herald “real revolution” online

Newman, who works with US private education company Shorelight Education, explained that Shorelight Live worked with UMass Amherst initially and succeeded in creating a virtual classroom environment that doesn’t have an online stigma. “The educational experience in...
Muskie program adapts for online Fulbright interns

Muskie program adapts for online Fulbright interns

Funded by the US Department of State, the summer internship program offers Fulbright Scholars from Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, and Central Asia real-world experience that complements and enriches their US graduate studies, according to Cultural Vistas. “As the...