Tuesday, March 31, 2020

What the Shift to Virtual Learning Could Mean for the Future of Higher Ed — Vijay Govindarajan and Anup Srivastava

Difficult to estimate now how this pandemic will change education other than to say some effects are highly likely. The digital revolution is now here of necessity and necessity is the mother of invention. Not only higher education is being effected but also primary and secondary. In addition, many are working at home for the first time. The obvious benefit is reduced transaction costs and less need for resources directed to physical plant, transportation, etc. So some change is inevitable and this can be looked at as a test case.

Harvard Business Review
What the Shift to Virtual Learning Could Mean for the Future of Higher EdVijay Govindarajan and
Anup SrivastavaVijay Govindarajan, Coxe Distinguished Professor of Management at Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business, and Anup Srivastava. Canada Research Chair in Accounting, Decision Making, and Capital Markets and Associate Professor at Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary

1 comment:

edzimmer said...

The article omitted what I see as the most promising feature of online education - a Comments section keyed to the online lecture and moderated by the lecturer. It would allow the lecturer to assess how well the content is being understood and via the extended time, promote deeper understanding of the material on the part of both slower learners (by moderator patience) and faster learners (by extended interaction with the moderator).