Educators need to figure out how to effectively deliver online learning in preparation for future crises, writes Royal Roads University Professor George Veletsianos. Veletsianos writes that the move back toward in-person education is short-sighted, since online education is useful in emergency situations and helpful for those who are unable to access in-person education. Online education can be as good or better than in-person education, but it should be purposefully designed to be effective, writes the author. “If one thing is certain right now it is that our world is filled with crises and uncertainty,” writes Veletsianos. “In times like this, foresight and proactiveness are key. Ditching online learning is myopic. We will need it. It’s not a question of if – it’s a matter of when.” Veletsianos| Globe and Mail (Acct. Req.) Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.