Applying lessons from online learning to the classroom: Opinion

August 26, 2021
The shift to online learning highlighted the importance of values such as clarity, engagement, support, and flexibility, writes Steven Mintz, and these lessons can be applied to classes this Fall to meet student needs. The author provides 10 ideas instructors can use, such as frequently checking in with students on class and other issues; having students participate in presenting course materials and facilitating discussions; and encouraging participation through a round robin approach. Mintz encourages instructors to use low-stakes quizzing to monitor learning, have students present their projects, work on a grading rubric collectively, and embed inquiry and problem solving into classes. “[I]t’s up to us to transform negative experiences into positive lessons,” writes Mintz. Inside Higher Ed (Editorial)