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Faculty Member Brings Engineering Lab Online

Last week, Georgia Tech professor Jonathan Rogers, a faculty member in the school of aerospace engineering, wrote a guest column in the Atlanta Journal Constitution discussing his successful effort to adapt a mechatronics course heavily based in hands-on instruction for the online environment.

The Landscape of Higher Education in the Era of COVID-19

Unprecedented. Disrupted. Challenging. These are a few of the words that have been used – and overused – to describe the landscape of higher education in the era of COVID-19. I would like to add one more word to the mix: revolutionized.

Remote Delivery is Not Online Learning

Last month, Yakut Gazi, associate dean of learning systems, and Troy Courville, director of assessment and education insights and interim director of learning design, sat down virtually with Josh Linard, chief revenue officer of Mediacurrent, a website technology partner of Georgia Tech, to talk about remote and online learning in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

Exploring the Future of At-Scale Learning

On May 13, 2020 some of the leading innovators in online education gathered together to discuss the future possibilities of at-scale learning at the Affordable Degrees-at-Scale Virtual Symposium. This signature event, hosted by Yakut Gazi, associate dean of Learning Systems, was planned to take place at the University of California-Davis. After COVID-19 closed campuses nationwide and abrupt transitions to remote delivery ensued, leadership recognized the importance of re-imagining this conversation for the current setting.

Chapter Published on the Future of Higher Education

At Georgia Tech Professional Education, preparing for the future is a top priority. Recently, Stephen Harmon, associate dean of research, and Nelson Baker, dean of Professional Education, completed an insightful essay on that very subject, which has been published as a chapter in The 60-Year Curriculum: New Models for Lifelong Learning in the Digital Economy, edited by Christopher J. Dede and John Richards.

Town Hall Helps Educators Foster Academic Integrity

In an era of remote learning, ensuring academic integrity is of the utmost importance. However, for many Georgia Tech faculty and staff, online education is unfamiliar territory. Thankfully, the Georgia Tech community is one that builds each other up, and on May 11, several Georgia Tech leaders hosted a virtual town hall to address this very issue.

The Education of Tomorrow Emerging Today

In our lifetime, Higher Education has not seen the kind of global shock to its system that emerged over a two-month period. We anticipated a systematic and orderly shift in the next few years to address the rising cost of education, changing demographics, and a growing adult population choosing to come back to further their education. Those institutions that had already invested in a new kind of education now find themselves in a position to accelerate. Georgia Institute of Technology is one of those institutions.

Water Monitoring Project Makes Savannah a World Leader

A few years ago there existed only one gauge in Georgia that monitored tide levels and that was at Fort Pulaski on the Savannah River. Now Georgia is home to more than 40 sensors that keep track of the rise and fall of sea levels in Savannah and Chatham County. According to one expert, thanks to the Smart Sea Level Sensors partnership program, Georgia now has the highest density of water monitoring sensors anywhere in the world.

Paper Published on the Impact of a Physical Activity Program on Youth Obesity

Nisha Botchwey, associate dean of Academic Programs at Georgia Tech Professional Education, recently completed a study on the factors affecting youth obesity. As Principal Investigator, Botchwey led her team in the conceptualization, methodology, investigation, and administration of the research which examined how a youth obesity prevention program, specifically the Youth Engagement and Action for Health (YEAH!), affects youth’s perception of obesity and belief in their personal ability to change their habits.

Language Institute Receives 10-Year Reaccreditation

This April, Georgia Tech Language Institute (GTLI) received 10-year reaccreditation for its Intensive English Program from the Commission on English Language (CEA). This outstanding achievement marks the incredible quality of the Language Institute as well as the remarkable effort of its leaders to demonstrate and uphold that quality, including participation in reaccreditation training, submission of a self-study report, hosting a site visit, and responding to the site reviewers’ report, all adhering to CEA’s extensive and thorough standards.

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