Tipping point for online learning: The interview

by | Thursday, February 18, 2021

I had written a blog post towards the beginning of the pandemic (Tipping point for online learning, OR the postman always rings twice). In this piece, I built on something Neil Postman had written back in 1998 to try and better understand the current context. (Incidentally, this blog post ended up becoming an article in the journal ECNU Review of Education).

I was contacted by the team at Faculi.net about this article and the interview they conducted is now available online. You can listen to the entire interview by clicking on the link below.

https://faculti.net/tipping-point-for-online-learning/

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  1. Rum Tan

    Good post sir.

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