The Difference Between Emergency Remote Teaching and Online Learning

By | March 28, 2020
The Difference Between Emergency Remote Teaching and Online Learning

Well-planned online learning experiences are meaningfully different from courses offered online in response to a crisis or disaster. Colleges and universities working to maintain instruction during the COVID-19 pandemic should understand those differences when evaluating this emergency remote teaching.

Due to the threat […]

..when it is over, institutions will emerge with an opportunity to evaluate how well they were able to implement ERT [Emergency Remote Teaching] to maintain continuity of instruction. It is important to avoid the temptation to equate ERT with online learning during those evaluations. With careful planning, officials at every campus can evaluate their efforts, allowing those involved to highlight strengths and identify weaknesses to be better prepared for future needs to implement ERT. […]

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