National Public Radio Interview

A few hours before Wake Forest suspended face-to-face classes on Wednesday, I had a brief conversation with Jeremy Hobson of NPR’s Here and Now. In this interview, I offer advice to the many faculty and students transitioning to remote instruction across the country, talk through the unique challenges of this scenario, and draw a distinction between well-designed online courses and remote teaching in a time of crisis. The full interview is below.


To reduce the spread of coronavirus, colleges and universities across the country are asking students not to return to campus after spring break and are canceling in-person classes.

This change means instructors and students need to make a pretty fast transition to a different way of teaching and learning.

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson talks to Betsy Barre, executive director of the Center for the Advancement of Teaching at Wake Forest University.

This segment aired on March 12, 2020.

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