Repairing Our Reputation Post-COVID: A Conversation
Concurrent Session 3
The online learning community needs to repair the public's perception of online learning in the context of the past year of emergency remote instruction. This will be a panel discussion moderated by Thomas Cavanagh where panelists will share their impressions of how to repair the reputation of online learning post-COVID.
As discussed during a recent episode of the Teaching Online (TOPcast) podcast (Ep. 87), the online learning community needs to repair the public's perception of online learning in the context of the past year of emergency remote instruction. As colleges and universities look to the post-pandemic future, there is a large population of students both in K-12 and in post-secondary institutions whose only experience with online learning has been through "emergency remote/synchronous instruction." This type of digital learning does not represent the best practices of online course design and delivery that have been honed through 25 years of research and experience.