Hybrid, online higher education won’t end when virus is gone
Written by Kylea Henseler on January 26, 2021
After their first full semester under pandemic conditions, local colleges and universities are looking forward to the future in terms of new programs and technologies. At many schools, classes will remain split with some online, some virtual and some completely in person, and safety precautions will stay in place.
Dr. Mike Allen, president of Barry University, said that while a major switch to online learning was jolted by the pandemic overnight last spring, the hybrid and online teaching modalities were becoming popular before that and provide exciting opportunities for the future. The most important thing, he said, is meeting the individual needs of students and staff, and new technology provides more options.
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