Need an expert? COVID-19 and the challenge of distance learning

Posted on Friday, March 20, 2020

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Members of the media may directly contact the following experts:

In order to minimize the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, universities across the country and around the world have decided to cancel face-to-face courses and migrate to distance learning in various forms.

What are the challenges for faculty to switch to distance learning courses at the end of the semester? Do they need to review their methods and course content?

Colin Montpetit (English and French)
Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science


Anne Levesque (English and French)
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law – Common Law Section

Professor Anne Levesque teaches at the University of Ottawa using blended courses. She can offer advice based on her experience to professors venturing into the world of online courses for the first time.

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