EdTech Leaders Perspectives: An Interview with D2L
- Kenneth Chapman, Vice President of Market Research, D2L
Kenneth Chapman stresses the importance of the mental health of education first responders and resiliency as a core competency going forward. There are opportunities to design more purposely for the online and hybrid modes—content in smaller chunks, personalized engagement strategies, accessibility, authentic assessment—taking from some of the lessons learned from fully online programs. IMS lets suppliers focus more on solving teaching and learning versus all the challenges of making things interoperate. For institutions, IMS reduces the IT burden. Teachers choose the tools they love because of IMS. For students, IMS creates a whole integrated rich experience, which reduces the possibility of being overwhelmed by the increased use of technology.
"We're learning that a lot of organizations really recognize that while they may have started in crisis mode in doing what we call remote learning...that it is not the same as a really well designed online learning strategy—one where equity, accessibility is designed in and typically happens asynchronously."
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