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On Not Drawing Conclusions About Online Teaching Now — or Next Fall (The Chronicle of Higher Education)

"On March 18, a little over a week into the official beginning of stay-at-home orders in Massachusetts, I posted to Facebook an image of my third daughter with her acceptance letter from the college she plans to attend in the fall. (Yeah, I guess I’m that kind of parent.) At the time we anticipated being in quarantine for a few weeks, or perhaps a month or two. Conversations about whether colleges and universities would open online in the fall were still only a low background hum."—Source: The Chronicle of Higher Education

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WHY THIS MATTERS:

Don't judge online learning based on its use as a stop gap measure during a crisis. Schools had to scramble to quickly shift learning to remote delivery, and instructors had to tackle new tools that they weren't familiar with while also living through a global pandemic — this is not online learning at its best.