Just so we’re on the same page, virtual learning environments and micro schools are the future of learning.
That said, we currently face several pitfalls of asynchronous learning:
- We feel less accountable
- There is less accountability (this is a distinct from “feeling” accountable)
- In mandated courses, engagement will waiver and is difficult to assess
- Teachers who are used to physical learning environments feel disconnected…teaching in a void
- Perfectionism can multiply workload
What are the solutions? There are many.