Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Weather or Not - Online Learning and Closing College Campus Classes - Herman Berliner, Provost Prose (Inside Higher Ed)

For the prior two weeks, snow led to the canceling of classes and I was both involved in, and in support of, making those decisions. It is time to change our response and more faculty and institutions are doing so. Almost all of us have learning platforms available to us. We may use these platforms in a very limited way or in more major ways. But when bad weather happens, a major tool in responding and maintaining the learning experience is use of online education tools which can allow you to substitute online learning for in person learning. The pace of the course, the material covered, and learning process can all continue undiminished. Making use of these tools works well both if you are an advocate for online learning or a major critic. In these situations, there is no opportunity to choose in person education without making some adjustments which likely come with their own problems. Online learning could easily be the best alternative available. https://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/provost-prose/weather-or-not

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