Dear Commons Community,
Tomorrow I will be on a Webinar panel to discuss Online Learning: Policies, Practices, and it’s Future in the Face of COVID-19, hosted by Roosevelt House and the National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Professions at Hunter College. Below is a description and registration information.
I think you will find it a most informative session. I hope you can join us!
Roosevelt House and the National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Professions at Hunter College
Online Learning: Policies, Practices, and it’s Future in the Face of COVID-19
Tuesday, May 19
|Over the past two decades, the prevalence of online learning in U.S. colleges and universities has grown considerably. University administrators, educators, and students have regarded this form of education with both excitement and suspicion. Distance learning holds the promise of greater educational inclusion and increased revenue generation for higher education institutions, yet has been the subject of critiques by its various stakeholders. This panel will provide a multifaceted examination of online learning from three distinct, yet interrelated perspectives. Di Xu will first review existing research on the impact of online learning on access and student performance in U.S. higher education and will discuss instances where online educational programs have been most successfully implemented. Stephanie Hall will then examine the theoretical and policy implications of online degree programs, using the results of a Century Foundation analysis of university contracts with for-profit online program managers. Last, Anthony Picciano will both consider the implications of online learning on faculty, with a focus on collective bargaining, professional identity, and university administration, and conclude the panel discussion with an exploration of how future technological innovations in online education may redefine the professional roles of tomorrow’s teachers, administrators, and researchers.
This webinar is part of a series in May and June co-presented by Hunter College’s National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Professions and the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute that will focus on the impact of COVID-19 on labor and higher education issues.
Join us from 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM EDT on Tuesday, May 19, 2020, with William A. Herbert, Distinguished Lecturer and Executive Director of the National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education and the Professions, Hunter College moderating a panel of researchers from across the country: Stephanie Hall, Fellow, The Century Foundation, Anthony G. Picciano, Professor, Hunter College, and CUNY Graduate Center, School of Education, and Di Xu, Associate Professor University of California Irvine.
We hope you will be able to participate in this special program.