In a recent blog post, titled “Let’s Not Romanticize 2019”, I found an interesting reflection shedding light on how the tenets of online education can positively impact face-to-face teaching practices and how the experience of the last two years can help us improve our connection and engagement with online learners. This discussion reminded me of one I just … [Read more...] about Online teacher training for the Caribbean: Talking to Paul Blackman
As I learned about Veola Stewart’s story one week after the unprecedented destruction by hurricane Dorian, I was reminded of how distance education started out as a necessity, and not just a convenience. “I am a product of online education”, says Veola. A few years ago, she was a teacher in a rural area in her home country of The Bahamas. Online education enabled her to … [Read more...] about Online education for the Caribbean’s educators
Within an international context, distance education for many decades was considered as the mode of learning devoted exclusively to the so-called non-traditional student. This was part of a group seen as a minority, which for various reasons — geographical distances, financial barriers or lack of time — was not able to attain what was considered ‘normal’ education. Through … [Read more...] about Online learning: the next frontier for education in the Caribbean?