LA JOLLA, Calif., Feb. 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- This month Northcentral University launched the Virtual Education Support Center (VESC). This new, forward-thinking center leverages NCU's experience as a leader in virtual education by providing resources for improving virtual teaching and learning in K-12 and higher education.
VESC provides educators, students, caregivers and communities with resources including podcasts, blogs, articles and webinars. Subjects include:
Engaging students of all ages during virtual learning
Enhancing communication between educator and learner / family
Supporting students from home
Bolstering educational leadership
Apps to strengthen teaching and learning
Websites for supplementing learning
Strategies for effective teaching practices
The center will share pertinent resources, expert advice and educational offerings as students of all ages increasingly seek to engage in virtual learning opportunities.
"VESC connects you to high-quality tips, tools and tricks for improving virtual education in one central location," said center Director Amy Lyn.
NCU is in a unique position to support schools and learning communities in their transition to virtual education, both in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. The university has been online since its founding in 1996, and in the 25 years since has developed extensive methodology for teaching and engaging students in the virtual environment. One of NCU's largest schools is its School of Education, and the university excels at helping educators deepen knowledge of their practice and leadership skills.
At launch, VESC is offering resources including:
Tips for college students learning online
Resources for education leaders new to the online learning space
Best practices for virtual teaching
Two podcasts, the first exploring using the digital tool Padlet in the classroom, and the other discussing the emergence of heightened stress and mental health concerns for faculty and students since the pandemic began
About Northcentral University Founded in 1996, Northcentral University is a regionally accredited, nonprofit, online and graduate-focused university serving professionals globally. Over 11,000 adult students are enrolled in bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs at NCU, including business, education, health sciences, law, marriage and family therapy, psychology and technology.
Northcentral University is a nonprofit affiliate of the private, nonprofit National University System. It is regionally accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). For more information, visit ncu.edu or call 866.776.0331.