This post on the Higher Education and Policy Institute blog, How can we assure quality in online higher education by David LeFevre of Imperial College, looks to the next phase when online learning is not a response to the pandemic crisis but becomes part of a university's strategy.
'The challenge is to identity pedagogic adjustments that can be made quickly but to significant effect. Student expectations will lead to a demand for new pedagogies, imaginative technical solutions, innovative teaching techniques and online support structures. Technology and support teams will be stretched to breaking point and faculty will necessarily, and rightly, play the leadership role in this work.'
Teachers will be of central importance in finding the new pedagogies and making them work, he argues. Hopefully, the Directions in Legal Education conference will contribute to the conversation about what these new pedagogies might be.
Very much looking forward to hearing your presentation.
I agree. I would also argue that leveraging online learning means ensuring that legal education is adapted to the time we are living in.
Constraining university learning to the physical world not only means a loss of opportunity, but also disregards the way in which our contemporary society works.
I will develop this in my presentation at the conference. Looking forward to a great discussion on these very relevant topics!
Online learning provides so many opportunities, it has to be part of any institutional strategy