How Virtual Concert Platform Wave Plans to Save Live Music

Elva Mankin

Eight years ago when Tupac Shakur’s hologram was billed to perform at Coachella, the idea seemed almost unthinkable to most. But now as the coronavirus pandemic continues, artists and fans are increasingly turning to live streaming platforms and companies like Wave, a Culver City-based software firm that creates avatars of […]

HCPS Virtual Learning Plan Approved By Harford County Board Of Ed

Elva Mankin

HARFORD COUNTY, MD — The Harford County Board of Education approved the administration’s proposal at its meeting Monday night to hold the fall 2020–2021 semester online. “Core elements” of the plan are fully virtual instructiond with the option of learning centers for in-person support, Harford County Public Schools Superintendent Sean […]

These online learning tips will help parents prepare for a successful school year, even if it is virtual.

Elva Mankin

Many of the nation’s largest school districts plan to begin the fall semester online-only. As schools consider reopening, children face a future in which online courses will probably be part of the curriculum. To make the best of this situation, here are some tips to help your child adapt to learning from home. Studies show that in online learning, […]

Virtual house hunting gets a pandemic boost

Elva Mankin

It’s Saturday evening in London, and I’m house shopping in Dublin, thanks to a virtual-reality headset. Temporarily forgetting she is sitting beside me, I shout to my wife: “I’m in the children’s bedroom.” We can’t go to the Republic of Ireland ourselves to do this. Travellers from Great Britain need […]

What Harvard MBA Virtual Admissions Events Are Like

Elva Mankin

It was the first virtual graduation in the history of Harvard Business School The COVID-19 pandemic forced b-schools across the nation to shift their courses online back in March. And following suit, many in-person events and functions had to be canceled only to be brought back in a virtual state. […]

4 effective ways to make your virtual workplace more inclusive

Elva Mankin

Let’s be honest: pre-pandemic, working from home was a dream. After COVID-19 forced almost everyone to work remotely, we’ve discovered the new virtual workplace encompasses more than Zoom calls, virtual coffees, and cat memes in Slack. Tech companies did not exactly embrace working from home before the worldwide lockdown, despite […]