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Problem or Opportunity? The Sudden Move to Online

By Dr. Tara Blanc, Associate Professor (Teaching) Much has been made (and rightly so) about the problems involved in the sudden move of most of the nation’s universities to online classes in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. There’s no doubt that many faculty and students have struggled with the concepts and processes of remote […]

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What’s included in an online Discussion?

By Dr. Dora Kingsley Vertenten, Professor (Teaching) Looking back on early courses taught in our online USC Price Master in Public Administration program (yes, Virginia, those course records live forever in the cloud), I’m slightly appalled. Over the years, students and our alumni have stoked a sense that the Price MPA online program teaches with […]

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Five Ways Colleges are Moving Final Exams Online

By Dr. William Leach, Associate Professor (Teaching) It’s Finals Week, campus has been closed since mid-March, but your professors are determined to finish the semester, ready or not. With social distancing mandated nationwide, taking your final exams the normal way – showing up in class, Blue Book in hand – is not an option. So, […]

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Engagement and Collaboration MPA Online Online Learning Online Teaching

Welcome to Your Brave New (Online) Classroom

By Dr. Kelly Campbell Rawlings, Associate Professor (Teaching) Every day it is becoming increasingly clear that the COVID-19 pandemic is going to have much wider- and longer-reaching impacts on how we deliver and teach our courses. To date, faculty around the world and across universities, disciplines, and departments have been scrambling, with varying levels of […]

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A real-time laboratory for learning

By Dr. Tara Blanc, Associate Professor (Teaching) As my spring MPA capstone students were winding up their project reports, questions came up about whether and how to incorporate the real-time impact of the coronavirus crisis into the recommendations students had crafted for their clients. How could they offer any useful insights for their clients about […]