Wednesday, August 12, 2020

People wary of online learning at universities: Poll - Jane Stevenson, Toronto Sun

The Canadian university experience is already looking pretty different now that the global pandemic has sparked a shift to more online or remote learning. But how might it look 50 years from now? “The future of learning arrived in March (during the pandemic lockdown) — we just weren’t ready for it enmasse,” said Athabasca University president Neil Fassina. “But because we all needed to make the shift, I think that’s actually going to create a race to a quality. Institutions around the world are going to be pushing as hard as they can to create the best quality learning experience possible — whether it be face to face or online now — because the world has woken up to the possibilities of online.”