After the End—a New Beginning for Educational Experiences by Eleanor Medier
A revolution is predictable. But the outcome is not. Propelled by technology, education leaped into the virtual arena early. Visionary professionals knew instantly that this was the future, and embracing its possibilities required fast adjustments. And led to misperceptions.
Now that the dust is settling on the bursting of the early enthusiastic bubble, survivors of the shakeout can get down to the real business of education: making the tools work to the advantage of the students. That is happening. Led by those willing to experiment, adapt, and stand up to misperceptions, the future looks bright.
Views from virtual educators in the trenches:
• Lorraine Mockford, Nova Scotia Community College: “Experience from Evolution”
• Thinkerer Melville, author and consultant: “Experience from Expectations”
• Lorraine Charron, University of North Carolina: “Experience from Integration”
• Phelan Corrimal, Rockliffe University: “Experience from Adaptation”
• Eleanor Medier, Sim Street Journal: “Experience through Serving”
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