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How to excel at the ‘structured improvisation’ of online teaching

How to excel at the ‘structured improvisation’ of online teaching

As leaders of an executive MBA at McMaster University’s DeGroote School of Business, we felt the burden of expectations as we discarded our established game plans in March and started again with a virtual delivery model. This is, after all, an EMBA in digital transformation, designed to develop leaders for an age of technological disruption. […] … learn more→

Towards a non-classroom university? Decalogue for essential reflection

Towards a non-classroom university? Decalogue for essential reflection

Among many others in many different fields, one of the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the need to resort to the development of online learning , given the impossibility of doing it in person. The phenomenon is not at all new, since it had previously registered significant progress at all educational levels. But the current crisis situation has […] … learn more→

Online learning for all

Online learning for all

Now that the Covid-19 pandemic has radically altered the organisation of university life for the foreseeable future, ‘everyday ableism’ can be (unwittingly) perpetuated by virtual teaching methods. But we also have a potentially generative moment to change this narrative. Given that in that academic year 2018/19, a sixth of all home university students declared that they had […] … learn more→

Online learning will be hard for kids whose schools close – and the digital divide will make it even harder for some of them

Online learning will be hard for kids whose schools close – and the digital divide will make it even harder for some of them

Public and private schools across the nation are closing their doors as everyone scrambles to protect themselves from the COVID-19 viral disease pandemic. With little or no time to prepare for this disruption, families from Seattle to the New York City suburbs are suddenly having to figure out how to help their kids learn at home. This is an unprecedented […] … learn more→

Online versus traditional classrooms: an undergraduate’s take

Online versus traditional classrooms: an undergraduate’s take

I’m an undergraduate student currently studying two degrees: chemical engineering in a traditional classroom setting and business administration online. The experiences have shown me what works (and what doesn’t) in both settings when it comes to peer interaction, student participation and engagement. I’ve found peer interaction is far easier in a classroom than it is […] … learn more→

Is it possible to study Nursing online?

Is it possible to study Nursing online?

Studying online is becoming a popular option for individuals around the globe because it proves to be a much more pocket-friendly option, as opposed to studying on campus. It also allows students to work part-time and cover the costs while attaining their degree of choice. While not all degrees can be obtained online, nursing is […] … learn more→

Online learning punishes minority students, but video chats can help

Online learning punishes minority students, but video chats can help

Online learning is expanding in Canada at a rate of about 8.75 per cent every year. This shift to online environments has redefined the format of education. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), for example, have become wildly popular, with more than 700 universities offering 6,850 courses to 58 million students in 2016. Universities promote online […] … learn more→

Take your teaching online: the micro-lecture

Take your teaching online: the micro-lecture

Whether you want to supplement instruction for your in-person class or you teach a fully online course (like me), you’re probably looking for effective ways to deliver content and maintain student engagement. Online learning is a different landscape thanks to sites like Khan Academy, the rapid adoption of MOOCs, and digital pedagogies (including blended and […] … learn more→