The pandemic is a chance to rethink education, not settle for online lectures

From The Guardian: “We envision a future in which big lecture rooms with several hundred seats are progressively replaced by a more flexible educational system, which takes the best of online learning but focuses on interaction tailored to individual students’ needs rather than recorded lectures. The current online educational experience will undoubtedly inform the future of our universities, but we must be careful that we do not simply replicate its weaker aspects online. Instead, the focus must be on interpersonal interaction and live communication, and finding ways for technology to enhance those. Plato first identified these as the essence of learning in his Academy some 2,400 years ago – they’re still true today.”

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