Doug Ford's Classroom, Part 1: Digital jolt looms large in big changes
The London Free Press
by Heather Rivers & Louis Pin, Sarnia Observer
...Even for a generation that has always known the internet, being forced into digital learning doesn’t sit well with many. And experts say such a move can easily backfire if it’s not backed by proper staffing and technology, which may well mean spending more money – not less.
“If students are sitting by themselves in a room with little to no support at the
school level – unless that student is a naturally strong, independent learning (type)
– they are not going to have success,” warns Michael Barbour, an expert in online
learning at Touro University California, a private graduate school.
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