Veletsianos on online learning during COVID-19
Learning technology expert Prof. George Veletsianos appeared in University Affairs to offer tips and insight to instructors moving to online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Here’s an excerpt:
George Veletsianos, who holds the Canada Research Chair in Innovative Learning and Technology and is a professor in the School of Education and Technology at Royal Roads University, suggests that now is not the time to start experimenting with new technologies. Pick one platform: “in some cases it might be email; in other cases, it might be your learning management system; in other cases, it might be a real-time synchronous learning platform.” As long as faculty are consistently communicating with students, the delivery method isn’t as important as the content, he says.
Dr. Veletsianos says now might be the perfect time to get creative with assignments and final assessments. Instead of in-person exams, “we might ask students to create other artifacts, like videos or audio recordings and so on. We might also ask students to do live presentations, asynchronous presentations, one-to-one presentations with the faculty member,” he says.
This story appeared in University Affairs.