“Stopping distance learning over equity concerns is a false choice. Many school districts, state leaders and others have figured out how to keep instruction going. Some opened access to virtual schools. Some, supported by private donations, have given laptops and tablets to students who need them. Others have made do by printing reams of classroom materials.” – Jeb Bush
When school districts across the country abruptly closed in March, many teachers suddenly found themselves conducting on-line class instruction.
There have been many heroic moments in this experiment, but one thing is certain: when the pandemic is no more, virtual learning will continue because it is the future of learning.
It is interesting to note that, prior to COVID-19, “one-third of college students take courses online.”
You can read an interesting op/ed from former Florida Governor Jeb Bush about this HERE.