Most of us hope that this fall will be more stable, but now we have done it. For those who are engaged in teaching and learning in colleges and universities, this means continuing to live in the sometimes uncomfortable space you have lived in for the past 18 months: will my class have to stay away tomorrow? Is my course design able to withstand this kind of destruction? No matter what environment we are in, can I be effective?
For institutions and teachers, these may not be an overnight problem, because higher education has to deal with a new reality, that is, whether it is a global health pandemic, hurricane or forest fire, or any other type of interruption or destruction, the situation may require -Students may request-flexibility in the manner and timing of academic guidance.
This week’s episode of The Key had a discussion with Jeff Borden, chief academic officer of D2L and executive director of the Internet Education Institute. The dialogue explored how universities strive to balance and mix face-to-face and virtual models; students’ non-cognitive and cognitive needs are increasingly recognized; and how the pandemic may change the expectations of students and teachers.
Hosted by Inside higher education Co-founder and editor Doug Lederman.
The key to this episode is sponsorship D2L.