How universities can transition smoothly to online learning

Study International | April 03, 2020

How universities can transition smoothly to online learning
It’s time for virtual classrooms to shine, but do universities truly know how to improve online learning? Students still report dissatisfaction with the quality and execution of online lessons, though lecturers are doing their best with the resources at hand in this sudden shift from physical to virtual classrooms. This begs the question: How can universities do better? Having had experience managing a large online learning presence, Southern New Hampshire University President Paul LeBlanc weighed in on this topic on The Brookings Institution. World Economic Forum experts also offered steps for universities to successfully transfer classes online.

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