Distance learning tools can enhance in-person classes: Editorial

September 22, 2022
Instructors should continue to use distance learning tools that were developed and honed during the pandemic to enhance in-person classes, writes Anita Cheng. Several of these computer-assisted tools – such as discussion boards and class chats – can help support student-centred learning while giving teachers new flexibility, writes Cheng. Discussion boards, for example, can prepare students to participate in class, support cross-pollination of ideas, and create an idea bank for the instructor, while class chats in an in-person class give students a way to express themselves, give instructors a question bank, and enable more students to respond. The author writes that these tools can increase the joy of teaching and enhance its reach. Inside Higher Ed (Acct. Req.) (Editorial)