3. Make learning social

Networking and student-to-student interaction are key components of the in-person learning experience, Crowley said, and Harvard wanted to retain those social interactions for its online offerings. This can be done, she said, by limiting access to new lessons so no student gets too far ahead of the others. Similarly, online discussion threads are tied to specific topics to keep conversations focused.

Colin Wood

Written by Colin Wood

Colin Wood is the editor in chief of StateScoop and EdScoop. He’s reported on government information technology policy for more than a decade, on topics including cybersecurity, IT governance and public safety.

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