Online Learning Update

April 16, 2020

Coronavirus Complicates an Already Tricky Balancing Act for Adult Learners

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

Emma Dill, Chronicle of Higher Ed

For adult students working in the medical field or in the military, expecting them to complete coursework alongside their heightened responsibilities due to Covid-19 may be too ambitious, said Matt Bergman, an assistant professor in the University of Louisville’s department of educational leadership, evaluation, and organizational development. “Those frontline workers are dramatically impacted by this and by their ability to balance the competing responsibilities. In some cases, it’s unreasonable to even ask them to do so,” Bergman said. Some of his adult students are considering reducing their course loads or pausing their education until the fall.

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