Dr Staub was recently asked by his district to start implementing a blended learning program. He surveyed his staff and has included the discussion notes in the post. Some likes included flexibility between disciplines and dislikes included lack of interaction and nuanced conversation being missing.
I wonder, if traditional students were not compelled, how many of them would show up? How many would do the work? This is not an argument about whether students should be forced to take classes. Rather, this is a suggestion that for too long traditional teachers have used the mandatory attendance and completion of a course to teach lazily, without excitement, and without student engagement. Such teaching, whether traditional or online, will lack results in achievement