When Schools Go Online
The Problems and the Promise
Issue 01 ▪︎ Fall 2022
Remote learning has suffered a public relations problem that has been exacerbated by the negative press coverage and experiences of many students, families, and educators during the COVID-19 pandemic. But when pundits and academics alike framed remote learning as an emergency response plan, they told a single story — one that is incomplete, under-informed, and increasingly distorted. Our first issue corrects this skewed point of view by telling stories about remote learning that have too often been obscured, overlooked, or ignored: how it is situated squarely within the history of innovation, how it can benefit even the youngest students, how it can be utilized to support learning in remote settings, how it serves neurodiverse learners, how it can strengthen families. Taken together, these perspectives both imagine and catalyze a world in which remote learning is not a third-rate option suitable only to get students through a global crisis, but rather a liberatory and transformative vision for our collective educational future.
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