Postsecondary institutions should offer hybrid options to support students: Opinion

Postsecondary instructors should continue to offer digital options for their classes, even as teaching in-person returns to normal, writes Robert Phillips. Phillips urges instructors to take a hybrid approach to their courses to provide flexibility for students in a variety of positions. The author argues that virtual options are more accessible for students with disabilities, provide more comfortable communication options for introverted students and non-native speakers, and ensure that students who are temporarily unable to leave their home countries have access to classes. Additionally, Philips writes that virtual classes may contribute to a balanced lifestyle, save students money, and reduce commuting. Philips recommends that institutions continue hybrid teaching if they can to ensure education is as accessible as possible. Times Higher Ed (Acct. Req.) Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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