We’re in the middle of a global experiment in remote learning as educators and students tackle the challenge of high quality learning at a distance. Long-standing objections to online teaching have been set aside, as it proves to be not just viable, but for some, preferable. As many universities prepare to deliver at least the first semester of the 2020/21 academic year online, they must look to build on the innovation we’re seeing right now.
Developing new learning programmes that blend digital and face-to-face methods to meet the needs of both students and educators. Institutions must also look to online learning to attract new students who either can’t or choose not to study on campus. This piece explores some of the key challenges in delivering those experiences.