Higher Ed Goes Remote
How colleges and universities are adapting to the new realities of the coronavirus crisis
(EWA Radio: Episode 235)
With most colleges and universities forced to close campuses in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, postsecondary learning has moved online for millions of students. Doug Lederman, the co-founder and editor of Inside Higher Ed, discusses the fallout of the shift and its potential long-term implications, especially for postsecondary institutions that were already in precarious financial straits. Along with student mental health, what topped a list of concerns among college presidents in a recent survey? Why should education reporters distinguish “remote learning in a pandemic” from less-harried efforts to expand online classes? And what are some ways to approach remote sourcing when the usual shoe-leather approaches are now off-limits?