So, how about that 2020, huh? What a crazy year! What a crazy time. It seems like we’ve moved forward a decade in terms of online capabilities, but it’s only been a few months. While people all over have been impacted, one area that seems to be in the throes of existential transformation is education.
After all, traditional academic education, whether K-12 or higher ed, has been mostly about person-to-person in-classroom teaching. In fact, when I was studying for my Masters of Education, when I told the teachers’ college that I taught only online, they found it hard to believe. Of course, that was a few years back, but prior to February and March, most teachers expected to look their students in the eye.