Will Shift to Remote Teaching Be Boon or Bane for Online Learning?

By on March 31st, 2020 in General
Will Shift to Remote Teaching Be Boon or Bane for Online Learning? (insidehighered.com)

The reality on the ground is that students and faculty are grasping for support while publishers, technology vendors and solutionist entrepreneurs are clamoring to provide it. “Black swan” may be a fitting description, but so might “disaster capitalism.”

... unfortunately, our lack of institutional planning, support and capacity building up to this point means many institutions will survive the current exigency by replicating and amplifying all the things we know not to do. For example, while we have learned in recent weeks that social distance is a good way to flatten an infection curve, *social interaction* is the key to effective online pedagogy.

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