Discussing remote learning and instruction with Ben Motz
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Motz, Ben; Smith, Kenny; Miles, Emily
When campuses went virtual in the spring it was a scramble for students and faculty. Ben Motz, director of the eLearning Research and Practice Lab at Indiana University's Pervasive Technology Institute began studying that transition. He discusses some of the findings of that work here for those preparing for another unique semester this fall. “Mega-Study of COVID-19 Impact in Higher Education” involves multiple campuses and faculty and students. In our conversation he is sharing some of the early findings, including the four key recommendations for instructors based on the mixed-methods research. It is important, Motz notes, that faculty remain aware of the potential burdens students may face while designing their fall courses.