Design Instead of Dichotomies: Research-Anchored Practices for Online Learning and Educational Ecosystems

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While some have argued that the pandemic has proven that online learning is an abysmal failure, this is inconsistent with decades of online learning research and practice and confuses emergency measures with carefully-designed online instruction and program planning. I contend this is no time for short-sighted dichotomies such as “online versus face-to-face” but instead is a time to define institutional visions and missions around quality online and resilient learning ecosystems. Research on online instruction and institutional planning provide specific principles and actions that can be used to architect learning ecosystems that are both more effective and more resilient. 


Stephanie Moore, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor - Organization, Information, and Learning Sciences at the University of New Mexico. She also serves as Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Computing in Higher Education, and is a Fellow with the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy/ Dollar General Foundation.

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