It’s Not About Online Learning: A Reflection on the “New Normal” in Education (Part 1)

Much has been written about the new normal in the society as the COVID-19 Pandemic continues to spread in different countries around the world. The new normal will involve higher levels of health precautions. Fearing another wave of infections, governments will continue to enforce strict measures to contain the spread of the virus. Digital technology [...]

Lost and Overwhelmed Online Students? Design for Learner Agency and Way-Finding in Online Distance Learning

Online distance learning ideally combines synchronous and asynchronous learning activities. As they practice self-paced or guided learning in these activities, students need to find their own way as they navigate, engage with others, and personally aim to sustain their learning in the online courses. To help them achieve these things, teachers must design online distance [...]