Derek Newton, Contributor – Education
August 2, 2020
College Covid questions are about to be answered.
We will know in just a few weeks whether college enrollments for the fall tanked, whether schools will brave an in-person teaching model, a blend or go entirely online, whether schools can enforce social distance and mask regimens, and much more. Right now, everyone is speculating.
Back in June, I’d already speculated about five things that the Covid-19 ordeal will etch on college for the long term. It has been a challenge to think of five things this Covid-19 odyssey has knocked into the dustbin, college-wise. I only came up with three.
Using e-mail as a primary communication tool is so 2010. It’s all text and push notifications now. And nothing made that more apparent than the rapid disbursement of students from campus in the spring. Colleges found out that the best way, the only way to keep their communities informed was through their apps.