Students and educators are looking forward to getting back into the classroom in some capacity this fall. So, does that mean online learning is going away?
The short answer is no. The pandemic made it clear that as excited as people are to return to labs and lecture halls, institutions must put practices in place now that can protect the quality of learning for all students, no matter the situation.
A flexible response to learning can help colleges and universities optimize the delivery of quality higher education and support equitable learning experiences. With this model, teaching is no longer limited only to the traditional classroom. Instead, students have more control over how and when they learn—whether they want to attend their classes all in person, all online, or a blend.
No matter how learning happens, we have to ask ourselves: how do we deliver flexible education well and keep students engaged?
In this eBook, we look at five things you can do to support flexible learning models:
- Outline clear course expectations
- Harness different mediums to drive engagement
- Encourage open communication
- Provide opportunities for interaction and collaboration
- Share feedback with students—and ask for it in return