In the article “Thinking about a Gap Year”, Dr. E. Michele Ramsey reviews research that “…gives us insight into how students can benefit from learning to successfully navigate college online during Covid-19 when being on campus just isn’t a great idea.”
Essentially, learning to learn online provides students with the opportunity to cultivate many employable skills. Some of those include:
- Creativity and innovation
- Technological competence and technological literacy
- Agility and flexibility of thinking/action
- Strong work ethic/self-discipline
- Comfort dealing with ambiguity
- Ability to adapt to changing contexts
- Time management
In the article, Dr. Ramsey elaborates on each to show students how the online learning experience is helpful. This article (or excerpts) would be useful to share with students ahead of an online course to help students better appreciate some of the benefits of online learning.
Please click here to read the article.