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The Key Podcast | Ep. 58: Teaching and learning in (another) fluid fall

Most of us had hoped for a lot more stability this fall, but here we are. For those of you involved in teaching and learning at your colleges and universities, this means continuing to live in this sometimes uncomfortable space that you have inhabited for the past 18 months: will my class have to go away tomorrow? Have I designed my course to withstand this kind of disruption? Can I be effective regardless of the context in which we find ourselves?

These questions may not be fleeting for institutions and instructors as higher education faces a new reality that whether it is a global health pandemic, hurricanes or wildfires forest, or any other type of interruption or disturbance, circumstances may require – and students may require – flexibility in how and when to deliver university education.

This week’s episode of The Key features a discussion with Jeff Borden, Director of Studies at D2L and Executive Director of the Institute for Inter-Connected Education. The conversation examines how colleges are striving to balance and blend in-person and virtual modalities; the growing recognition of the non-cognitive and cognitive needs of pupils; and how the pandemic may have altered student and faculty expectations.

Hosted by Inside Higher Education Co-founder and publisher Doug Lederman.

This episode of The Key is sponsored by D2L.

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