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Swati Carr, Ph.D.

Swati Carr is a Research Fellow at Extension Engine. She took an unusual route into education design coming from a 10+ year stint doing bioengineering research through her MS and then Ph.D. At Extension Engine, she designs and creates effective educational experiences on digital platforms and evaluates existing educational content against defined learning outcomes to find ways to improve them. She brings the scientific method, evidence-based decision making to all her work. Prior to Extension Engine, Swati designed authentic assessments for blended and digital learning in biosciences at MIT.

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Video: Your Mission Can—and Should—Drive Your Digital Transformation

Digital transformation often begins with your search for the right tool or some ideal platform that will serve all of your needs. How often does it start with a conversation about what those needs actually are?

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One Size Does Not Fit All: A Framework for Schools to Focus Their Online Learning Efforts for Fall 2020

Schools are preparing to launch the Fall 2020 semester under a cloud of uncertainty over further COVID-related school closures. 13% of US higher ed institutions have announced that they will either be fully online (6%) or have proposed various hybrid models (7%). Students suffered through the hastily cobbled-together Zoom lectures when schools first closed but they will not want to continue college if the Fall semester was a repeat of the remote learning model of the second half of the Spring 2020 semester

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Delivering High Quality Feedback Using Technology

As the COVID-19 global health crisis continues and many universities are now delivering the remainder of their semester’s lessons remotely, educators must grapple with the issue of providing students feedback using a combination of traditional and non-traditional methods.

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Best Practices for Running 5 Important Types of Meetings Remotely

Knowing how to use Zoom or similar virtual meeting tools is only part of the solution to working effectively remotely. With Extension Engine's flexible work policies, offices in two cities, and staff across the US, remote meetings over Zoom have long been routine. Over time, we have learned how to run each type of meeting most effectively no matter how many, or how few people are in the same room with us. In the wake of the current global health crisis, we thought it would be valuable to share our best practices for running meetings with our network.

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