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Google returns about 2,410,000,000 results for the “new normal in higher education,” which is a clear indication of how vital this question is.

Some are saying that old teaching methods will have to vanish, giving way to the tech-savvy instruction. Some predict tougher competition among higher education institutions as they struggle to grow enrollments and make admissions less demanding.

To help us avoid getting lost in this round-the-clock news stream, we’ve reached out to a highly experienced specialist in making predictions based on demographic, political, and economic data.

Meet Bryan Alexander, Senior Scholar at Georgetown University and author of Academia Next,  The Futures of Higher Education.

You’ve been under a lot of stress lately, searching for ways to maintain a stable work environment. To help in this area, we’ve continued to enhance the Unicheck engine as well as its server capabilities.

Our team is currently receiving many customer requests related to license expansion or opening new ones. Given that all the work you’re doing has migrated online, we do realize that service scalability has also gained urgency. Here’s something that can reassure you that checking piles of student submissions remains unaffected, stats taken from our system:

Hardly anyone is born with the feeling that learning is important. It’s something that many of us are likely to embrace after high school graduation or even later. Who holds the key to student motivation so that they can be engaged in the knowledge discovery process? Surely, parents and instructors are involved. They can eventually help students establish their goals and find the pathway to reach them.

Here’s when fellow students also contribute greatly by showing their interest toward studies and the progress they make.

To see the world of academia through the eyes of a student and better grasp their potential motivation drivers, we’ve connected with Daniel Wong.

Science, medicine, education, and culture form the backbone of every nation and state. As fractures occur here or there, we must be prepared to struggle and fix them.

The issues with higher education enrollment and traditional vs. online education are resurfacing. The current reality has unveiled all the malfunctions that somehow worked in face-to-face classes, and they have now transformed into enormous roadblocks after institutions have switched to online learning.

Today, students are showing less trust in education, and this hasn’t happened overnight, of course. Most of them are searching for online education, but they are not as much interested in obtaining online degrees.

When investigating new instances of academic misconduct, it’s pretty easy to get buried in the minor facts and lose track of a large-scale problem.

The problem usually happens to be on the surface and signals to the instructor or course designer that a particular course requires tweaks to deliver a more personalized experience.

We contacted a true advocate of academic integrity to learn how academic dishonesty cases are now being treated in the class and tactics that every institution can apply to motivate academic integrity growth.

Please meet Dr. Zeenath Reza Khan, Assistant Professor at the University of Wollongong in Dubai, an academic integrity and cyber ethics champion, and a skillful developer of student-centered learning.

Here are the highlights of our conversation.

To help you forge through the uncharted territories of remote learning more easily, we interviewed the leading experts in various domains of education. They are sharing their stories caused by this abrupt switch to 100% online in education to let you know we’re in this together. Also, they’ll be sharing some tactics and tools that have helped them during the days of social isolation and remote teaching.

What does it really take to detect contract cheating if the text turns to be 100% original and goes unnoticed by plagiarism checkers? Apart from AI-driven assistants like Emma (and thoroughly studying the individual’s writing style), who or what else can tackle these issues?

We’ve connected with Pauli Alin, Assistant Professor of Technology Management at Utah Valley University, to find out how contract cheating instances are now being discovered and addressed.

It seems like the trickiest part so far has been to present a reliable proof without discrediting students’ reputation and efforts. Here’s what we’ve discovered.