Distance learning can be deep learning

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Read this article for three central insights that ASSISTments cofounders, Neil and Cristina Heffernan, think drive learning in distance learning scenarios.

The following is an excerpt from the full article which you can read here.

Sometimes scientific experiments are intentional and sometimes they’re not. In “natural experiments,” as they’re sometimes called, an exigency or emergency forces an experimental condition that can then be compared to a control or standard condition.

As traumatic and tragic as it has been, the COVID-19 pandemic has created the conditions for robust learning by producing many natural experiments in education perhaps more than anywhere else.

Here are three central insights we think drive learning in distance learning scenarios.

  1. Give fast, focused feedback
  2. Use data reflectively
  3. Create autonomous learners

For a more detailed explanation of the scenarios, read the full article here.

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