Veletsianos on online learning during COVID-19

March 23, 2020
University Affairs
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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.

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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.