Making online learning work for schools, colleges and learners affected by COVID-19
Published June 17, 2020
As the Spring 2020 term comes to a close for schools and colleges in the U.S. and beyond, the education world’s response to COVID-19 is shifting from one phase to the next.
In the last several months, thanks to the heroic efforts of educators and school leaders, millions of learners were able to quickly shift their schoolwork online to help protect themselves from the virus. This was no small feat. At McGraw Hill alone, we helped thousands of instructors move their in-person courses online, signed up 130,000 new K-12 student users on our learning platforms, delivered hundreds of webinars and answered countless calls and emails asking for help.
With the summer and fall terms ahead of us, educators and students are facing difficult questions about how to safely support students while continuing to provide quality learning experiences at scale.
We think it's crucial that we help in any way we can.
As college administrators and faculty plan for the summer, fall and beyond, we’re here to help. Through a new partnership with the Online Learning Consortium (OLC), McGraw Hill faculty consultants are certified to mentor and train instructors on effective online learning practices, including course design, facilitation and assessment. Another aspect of the partnership involves offering pre-configured courseware that is aligned with the OLC’s quality scorecard for online instruction. We will continue to provide free training and support for our McGraw Hill Connect and ALEKS digital learning platforms, which are used by millions of students across the U.S.
For more information on how faculty can get help and set up their courses online, visit these how-to pages:
We recognize that schools across the country are likely to take many different approaches to delivering instruction in the fall—some in person, some online and some blended. That’s why we’re committed to ensuring that educators and parents have the tools and resources they need during this uncertain time. K-12 remote learning support and free resources for educators and parents can be found here. We’ll also be providing product and platform trainings throughout the summer to help ensure the smoothest transition to the new school year as possible. Additional resources can found here https://www.mheonline.com/COVID19
In McGraw Hill Professional, we’ve provided access to our online medical, engineering and science education resources free to teaching institutions over the last months. Additionally, we have created distance learning tools to provide guidance to instructors on how to utilize AccessMedicine, AccessEngineering and AccessScience online resources in a remote teaching pedagogy. Customers who need support transitioning to digital can also get assistance through these links for our Access medical, engineering and science solutions, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For support outside of the U.S., where many of our teams in affected countries have been working hard to support schools and colleges for weeks, visit this page for help: https://www.mheducation.com/global-sites.html
In addition, we are offering some free resources to help people stay updated on COVID-19. The team of authors and experts behind our AccessMedicine reference source is continuing to update a "COVID Central" resource site, which reports on developments and analysis in clinical medicine and public health. It is available to everyone and can be found here.
We recognize that the future is still very uncertain and will continue to provide you with the resources you need to continue to support your teaching and learning as your needs evolve.
Our customer service teams around the world continue to provide support. For inquiries or updates on Coronavirus-related disruptions, visit this help page.