Planning for Resilience, Not Resistance

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10 replies
  1. Trey Griggs
    Trey Griggs says:

    Your arguments about technology are well and good but please note that I am willing to pay one tenth the standard tuition for an off campus virtual experience.

    • sue garra
      sue garra says:

      I would have to agree with Trey’s comment. Virtual reality is ruining the young generation.
      We are human beings and need social interaction, especially when it comes to learning. There is far too much emphasis and dependence on modern technology.

      • Christopher Andrew
        Christopher Andrew says:

        Traditionalists typically react adversely to change. When Ereaders and other technological devices were introduced in the classroom, unfounded fears that thankfully never materialized became the norm. The same approach is now applied to distance learning. As a teacher who has used Blackboard and Google Classroom throughout the last few years, I wish I had these vehicles to help me when I started teaching 26 years ago. Despite the naysayers, virtual learning has its place in today’s classroom. For one, classroom teachers don’t have to worry about constant disruptive student behavior and having to ask for help during the time the class is convened. Although it’s not a perfect medium (no medium is perfect), it does provide faculty and students a chance to continue the process of instruction and learning.

    • Gabriel Garnica
      Gabriel Garnica says:

      I agree with Trey’s point about cost. The reality is that whether or not cost perceptions sync with reality, many if not most people will invariably see online instruction as somehow less worthy of cost allocation than face-to-face. Whether this is an accurate or desirable perception, I think for many it is a real one that somehow must be accounted for.

  2. Patricia DeFillippo
    Patricia DeFillippo says:

    Great article! comments I had at the onset of this reading were well addressed and explained resulting in a new understanding about online learning and confirming silent conviction in my mind that this is absolutely necessary going forward in 2020.

  3. suzanne weyn
    suzanne weyn says:

    This article really got me thinking about how, in the fall, even if I go back to classroom teaching, I can use elements of on line forums in the class. Familiarizing students with Blackboard allows me to take advantage of its many functions (ie: Discussion Board, a boon for the reticent to speak). It also means I don’t have to cancel class if the weather is wild or I need to be out of town for a conference or some other obligation. And should some pandemic type event resurface, the transition to digital learning won’t be nearly as traumatic if the classroom already encompasses it.

  4. michele
    michele says:

    This article provides keen insights that make reframe some of objectives with moving forward

  5. jalil moghaddasi
    jalil moghaddasi says:

    Excellent article. The current challenges facing traditional colleges and universities. Higher tuition, budget cuts, and course shortages make a lot of students to search for alternatives. Online education has clearly become very popular education alternative in which millions of students will take advantage of it and eventually the online learning can be just as effective as face -to- face education.

  6. Louis Rotondo
    Louis Rotondo says:

    I thoroughly enjoyed this article. Specifically the piece concerning Educational Technology. I believe his is indeed a interdisciplinary approach that completely modifies and increases the pedagogical aspects instruction. The implementation of technology in the classroom helps relate our students to the real world and helps them build upon skills within a majority of professions.

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