A desire to stave off boredom and anxiety in lockdown has led many people to explore the world of online learning, embracing virtual dance sessions and workshops with celebrities. As our interactions become forcibly digitized, could COVID-19 usher in a new era of digital mentorship?
Deborah Putnoi is a visual artist, educator, and researcher in Boston. She is the author of The Drawing Mind and founder of The Drawing Lab, an interactive installation where everyone is invited to explore the drawing process. She believes in the power of drawing to change individuals, communities, and schools.
Dr. Melissa A. Venable is an online education advisor for BestColleges, an adjunct faculty member and course designer at Saint Leo University and the University of South Florida, and a certified career coach with a background in career development services. She earned her doctorate in instructional technology at the University of South Florida, with research interests in distance education and support services for online students.
Anna Foden is a Manchester-based writer. She studied Japanese, politics and sociology and writes on culture and business trends. She can often be found in a cinema watching a biopic or Star Trek.
Many are calling lockdown a social nightmare, while others are thriving and can’t imagine going back to ‘normal’. Canvas8 spoke to Jenn Granneman, author of The Secret Lives of Introverts, to understand why certain people love being at home and what brands can do to better cater to them.
With people around the world being urged to socially distance themselves during the COVID-19 pandemic, remote working has fast become a new normal. How can employers bring their staff together (virtually) during this turbulent time, and what are the key challenges remote workers face?
Faced with annual fees in excess of £9,000, questionable pastoral support on campus, and stiffer competition in a job market replete with graduates, Gen Zers have plenty of reason to be sceptical about the benefits of higher education. So, how are they forging their career paths after school?
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, school’s out for many students around the world. As homeschooling becomes the new normal, edtech platform Atom Learning is offering free online courses to help children stay academically active and bridge the attainment gap for those who can’t afford private tutoring.