These Educators Embrace the Opportunities of Online Learning

At the start of the year, some educators were still making slow, reluctant strides toward embracing technology in the classroom. That quickly changed for many in March. Now, e-learning is the reality for schools across the country. Ready or not, educators have had to quickly figure out how to move classes online and improve the quality of remote instruction.

That’s what’s happening now. But many educators and other experts in the field had already fully embraced educational technology. Now they have their eyes on the future and the potential impact of emerging technologies. They are innovators. They also understand the power of social media to share ideas.

EdTech highlighted 30 of them in its list of 2020 K–12 IT Influencers. Here are three tweets that help illustrate why these educators shine.

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‘As Good as Virtual School Can Be’: Harvard Law Students Embrace Online Learning | News

One week after classes resumed for the fall term, Harvard Law School students report a positive online learning experience and an improvement over the virtual spring semester.

The Law School announced June 3 that it would hold its fall term online due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The decision received immediate backlash from hundreds of students who petitioned Law School Dean John F. Manning ’82 and University President Lawrence S. Bacow for a hybrid semester plan, which would offer both online and in-person classes simultaneously. The petition argued remote learning would result in a lower quality legal education.

But now, having started the semester, students share a different perspective.

“In some respects, I actually prefer online classes, since it relieves me of the burden of commuting to school and allows me to spend more time with my family,” third-year student Davis B. Campbell wrote in an email.

Campbell noted the

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