In the News
Mark Warschauer, quoted in Wired, "A ‘Covid Slide’ Could Widen the Digital Divide for Students" (August 7, 2020).
Di Xu, quoted in "Online Education Offers New Ways to Identify and Support At-Risk Students" (May 13, 2020), Diverse Issues in Higher Education: "Xu finds a pitfall of online education – and one of the root causes of performance gaps – is that students feel disconnected from their instructors, so a personal touch and individualized information about supports can convey that professors are paying attention to and care about students’ academic progress, a “strong incentive” to stay motivated, she said."
Mark Warschauer, quoted in "The Post-Pandemic Education Landscape" (May 11, 2020), UCI News.
UC Irvine Opens Online Learning Research Center as Coronavirus Forces Faculty Online, by Sara Weissman, in Diverse Education (March 24, 2020):
Richard Arum, OpEd in the New York Times (March 18, 2020), "Well-resourced institutions should use their capital and scientific endowments to create and model best practices: building best-in-class online learning platforms and then adopting and promoting research-based approaches to iterate and improve on instructional design. Here the nation’s esteemed research universities are ideally positioned to serve the entire sector: they have the scale, expertise, and research infrastructure to make signal advances in applied learning science."
Di Xu, in the Seattle Times, comments on her "2018 study — this time conducted at California community colleges — [that] showed disadvantaged students were most likely to flounder in online courses, said Di Xu."
Center Directors Warschauer & Xu presented at the UCI Teaching & Learning Summit on March 6, 2020
Michael Dennin, Five Evidence-Based Ways to Improve Online Courses (March 26, 2020)