Before the pandemic, "the integration of technologies was very different from classroom to classroom and from teacher to teacher," observes Megan Cotnam-Kappel.
"Suddenly, new tools were needed to facilitate distance learning," she says, using the example of video conferencing via Google Classroom, which virtually recreates the classroom and fosters collaboration.
The worldwide COVID-19 pandemic has ushered in a ‘new normal’ of ubiquitous distance teaching and learning. Rethinking education in uncertain times such as these requires adaptations and innovations that are responsive to the needs of students, educators and families. The Faculty of Education is offering the following relevant courses during the Spring-Summer term that will delve into the multitude of questions engendered by the current crisis.