Remote yet near

Desperately seeking any silver lining, a short video arrived of the grandchildren engrossed in “home school”. Then reading that a company called “Future Learn” has signed more than 80,000 people to Covid-19 courses designed by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, is this a watershed to online learning?

A bit of research reveals that over the past decade there has been a big push towards “Massive Open Online Courses” (MOOC’s) but given the prevailing climate few students finished their course. But how the climate has changed. Those massive lecture theatres – due for conversion? Into what?

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