Working in the Virtual World

With no vaccine for COVID-19 expected any time soon, physical distancing remains essential. Professionals and students have had to become accustomed to working in an online world

Working remotely has been the only safe option for many companies deemed non-essential to allow their employees to work. It has not been easy, however, and HR departments specifically have had to confront this new reality. Students in post-secondary institutions faced the same reality as of mid-March, when classes went virtual. 

Online classes grew out of the old correspondence school model, where physical books were shipped to students, and lessons were completed and returned to instructors via snail mail. Nowadays, “online learning as a pedagogy has become more sophisticated,” says Ken Steele, higher education strategist with the company eduvation. Each post-secondary institution is now using some kind of learning management system like Blackboard or Canvas, he says, and to some extent there’s an online infrastructure for every course.  

Get your FREE trial now!

Start your free 14-day trial now to read this story and

Make. Work. Better.

Already a subscriber?

Reuse and Permissions: While social sharing is permitted, unauthorized reuse or republication of any and all content is strictly prohibited. To discuss re-use of this material, please contact: copyright@yourworkplace.ca ; 877-668-1945.

Written By

Brooke Smith is a Toronto-based freelance writer and editor.

Share

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin

Related Posts

Your Workplace is a premium source of leading-edge content to help you create a thriving workplace where everyone wants to work.

Contact Your Workplace

Tel: 613-549-1222
Toll Free: 1-877-668-1945
Contact Us

Whoa! Don't Go Yet

Sign up to receive free leading-edge content about people at work.

News letter