Thursday, November 24, 2022

Rethinking how technology innovations can support students - Iain Sloan, University World News

After all, some students love the flexibility online learning gives them to study around part-time work, childcare and other commitments. Equally, there are students who find learning in large groups intimidating, challenging or simply uninspiring and they prefer to retreat to the back row, silent and unnoticed. Being able to access a course digitally can make a world of difference to students who, for whatever reason, do not flourish in face-to-face sessions. A sizeable group of students might prefer not to go back to a full timetable of on-campus teaching. On the other hand, many students fall behind without regular in-person sessions because they haven’t developed the independent learning skills they need to stay on track.