"I remember it like it was yesterday: the look on my father’s face when I told him he would become a grandfather before my high school graduation. He was crestfallen. My family had always planned for me to get a traditional college education. At that moment, however, my plans to get a degree in English seemed to vanish before our eyes."—Source: EdTech Magazine
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WHY THIS MATTERS:
All students are different, and a one-size-fits-all solution to online learning cannot serve learners with varying needs and realities. This perspective highlights the importance of keeping the student experience in mind as solutions are crafted; for instance, some students who hold down full-time jobs can be best served via asynchronous modalities.