Las Vegas, Nevada 2021-04-08 20:14:02 –
Las Vegas (KLAS) — The pandemic had a serious impact on higher education. 8 News has caught up with Ryan Lufkin of Canvas, a state-of-the-art technology used by thousands of colleges in distance learning to gain insight into what will be brought to post-pandemic students and teachers.
He says the era of large auditoriums with more than 300 students is counted.
“The days of these very large courses are actually taking place. I think we’ll see more complete online courses on these large courses,” says Lufkin. “Schools focus on smaller courses, etc., because if we are going to bring people together, it should be in a smaller group. It must be a way they can engage better.”
He states that more blended learning approaches will be seen. All course materials, assignments, and resources that students need to access will be online, but face-to-face lectures and discussions will continue to be available.
According to Rafkin, the university has been looking for better ways to help students find employment over the past year.
An increasing number of universities are considering “how to offer low-cost, time-saving options beyond a two- or four-year degree.” Maybe it’s a certification program or skill course, “he shared. “How do we offer adult learners and students looking for the fastest courses to work? This is one of the major trends in education today.”
He adds that he has been studying the student user experience for the past year to see how they can better design and deliver more consistent online courses.