The Pandemic led to a massive shift in the course of education as the world was forced to switch to distance learning. And with a new model comes new barriers, whether institutional, pedagogical, technical, or personal. These need to be solved through inclusive and strategic planning, comprehensive support infrastructure, collaboration among stakeholders, modern digital tools, and the creation of an environment of empathy and motivation both for the students as well as the instructors.
In this podcast, Dr. Lauren Cifuentes discusses her book A Guide to Administering Distance Learning and talks about how she was preparing for a shift to the online model of education even before the pandemic. She believes that with the right infrastructure and resources it can be better than traditional learning.
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