An Argument for ‘Remote’ Rather Than ‘Online’ Instruction (Inside Higher Ed)

"In several recent columns and Inside Higher Ed webcasts about the COVID-19-driven emergency transition to virtual instruction, I've asserted that colleges and universities will have to raise their game if come fall they are still precluded from conducting in-person instruction. As I've described it, the brand of "remote" learning that most students have experienced this spring -- lectures streamed synchronously via videoconferencing software, etc. -- has been adequate for the moment, but it won't meet what are likely to be students' and parents' heightened expectations if colleges have months more to prepare."—Source: Inside Higher Ed

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