This is a quick and breezy sampling of views related to the new online reality. Some of the best bits:
- From Sarah Van Borek: "For the past decade, as I’ve been moving between Canada and South Africa for my work and studies, I’ve imagined a north–south dialogue. Now, due to COVID-19, it’s happening organically."
- From Derek Turner: "Now there’s an opportunity for institutions to let the reins go and encourage creative and new approaches. It’s scary, but it’s also inspiring."
- From Clint Lalonde: "What surprised me was the resurgence of many of the zombie ideas about online learning creeping into the discussions, such as the idea that online learning isn’t as personal, or that you can’t have interactivity, or that it just doesn’t work."
- From Jesse Stommel"the pandemic has forced everyone to rethink what education is for, how they design their courses, and what kind of relationships they want to build with students."