Online Learning Update

April 12, 2020

Moving Classes Online Is Hard. Online Discussion Can Help.

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:03 am

Kathleen S. Ives, Inside Higher Ed

As Kevin Carey eloquently put it in The New York Times a few weeks ago, effective online coursework requires much more than “giving every professor a Zoom account and letting instruction take its course.” Teaching online requires an intentional, thoughtful approach to instructional design, especially at a time when students are being asked to transition at an unprecedented pace in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. Amid the turmoil, it’s troubling — if not surprising — that challenges with the move to online learning will have the greatest impact on the students who are most at risk: research suggests that struggling students often have the most trouble succeeding in online programs.

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