When the global pandemic hit back in 2020, school districts and colleges across the United States turned to online learning to continue educating students. Teachers quickly found major differences in curriculum delivery for online learning vs classroom learning.
How to Set Virtual Learning Expectations For Students
In August 2020, nearly 98% of all households with school-aged children reported engaging in at least some online learning according to the United States Census Bureau. Although distance learning has been in existence long before the Internet, this was the first mass migration to virtual learning.
Teachers around the country were suddenly faced with the prospect of teaching in this new arena of a virtual classroom with little to no preparation. But what they didn’t realize is that setting solid virtual learning expectations for students, just as they had done in their physical classrooms, was the important first step to success in online teaching.