Distance Learning: A paradigm shift in student experience…and the future of learning environments

Updated: Jul 24

Distance Learning: A paradigm shift in student experience…and the future of learning environments

April 29, 2020

11 am to 12:15 pm

AIA Credit Documentation and Learning Objectives


Webinar link will be sent the day before.

Presentation Format: Webinar with audience Q&A participation

Presenters: Moderator – Scott Hammond, A4LE SoCal Chapter President Panel Members: Dr. Kimberly Huesing, Assistant Superintendent of Education Services, Menifee Union SD Dr. Daniel Allen, Assistant Superintendent K12 Teaching & Learning, Santa Ana USD Dr. Tiffany Campbell, Assistant Superintendent Equity & Secondary Schools, San Marcos USD Rolland Kornblau, Director of Information Technology, El Rancho USD

Webinar Focus: Distance learning and virtual reality learning platforms are becoming the go-to learning content delivery system. With so much emphasis on e-learning, learning in place, and anytime, anyplace, anywhere teaching and learning methodologies, what is the future for the built environment? Will bricks and mortar facilities still be relevant? How will schools and other learning environments be affected by this growing development for distance learning?

Presentation Description: For centuries – and that’s a long time, the association with teaching and learning and the built environment have been a packaged unit. Students attend a brick and mortar facility, teachers deliver content in a prescribed face-to-face method, engagement of school community and activities take place within the built environment and we know how to function.

Over time, distance learning has been introduced into the instructional platform. Teachers and students engage in sharing information and content in a two-dimensional reality via a distance learning platform. Some instruction and engagement take place within a tangible structure while other elements of the teaching and learning process are delivered virtually. This has been a norm for the industry for decades. Yet, we are now face with a new reality of what our future make be in terms of buildings, community hangout, and overall, the effect and impact that the immediate need for distance learning is having and will continue to have with respect to migrating back to a structured environment.

This webinar will be the beginning discussion in a series directed at the overall needs, impact, and effects of distance learning and its interface with the built environment. Our panel members will provide multiple perspectives and insight from the:

  • Instructional elements at both primary and secondary levels

  • Challenges at the site levels from site administrators

  • IT perspectives on delivery as well as security, resources, access, and responsiveness

Learning Objectives: This webinar will address many areas related to distance learning and our educational learning facilities. The focus outcomes are directed at answering these questions:

  1. What are the know Immediate challenges of delivering content via virtual learning

  2. What is the future of the built environment for classrooms and other learning environments?

  3. How will communities be affected by the single delivery method and non-human interaction – how will all learners receive a genuine educational experience?

  4. How can school districts and community resources still be relevant in the overall educational experience?

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