Distance Learning In 2022
The COVID-19 pandemic has left an indelible mark on the American system of higher education. It has forever altered the way we view the process of instruction and learning. In some cases, there is hope that specific changes resulting from the pandemic will endure and become a permanent part of the academic landscape. Distance learning, especially a model that is a hybrid of traditional and distance learning, is expected to become even more prevalent in 2022. The California Desert Trial Academy’s hybrid model is presently and has been at the forefront of law school distance learning since it opened in 2013.
In 2020, hybrid learning became a prevalent part of education from grade school to graduate school. A survey on the future of higher education revealed that 77 percent of recent college graduates utilized distance learning at their academic institution. Some listened to lectures in their homes, others moved temporarily or even returned home to live with their parents. In all cases, they used their school’s online resources to further their academic studies.
While the survey by Future of Higher Ed suggests that students have no immediate desire to eliminate the on-campus experience, they do believe that system needs to be more flexible since more than a few students find the distance learning experience less than optimal. Thirty-seven percent of recent graduates said the online learning experience needed improvement.
One expected change in 2022 is the increase in live-streamed classes. If the pandemic has taught educators anything, it is that only one alternative does not fit every student. Even if the lecture is open to attendance, live streaming is just one more valuable option of which students may take advantage.
Institutions that engage in higher education must also provide other services to students. The pandemic also altered this system necessitating making valuable services available “from a distance.” This will continue in 2022. Institutions must provide students with the infrastructure to get what they need immediately. Based on these options, most students would prefer to interact electronically. Students now expect assistance to be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, whether it’s a late night, weekend, or holiday.
The California Desert Trial Academy offers an extensive distance learning platform for students that is available around the clock, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The CDTA provides a cutting-edge academic experience that utilizes many effective, easy-to-use online tools that are always available.
Students mentioned issues with technology as one of the largest impediments to their academic success. According to the survey, 27 percent of recent graduates blamed insufficient streaming capabilities while one out of every four students identified a lack of technological availability. The academic success of any student is tied to working without any resource limitations. For students to fully optimize their desired learning experience, distance learning systems must always be available.
Like traditional law schools, California Desert Trial Academy’s curriculum is designed to teach students the substantive law of core subject areas. Unlike traditional law schools, CDTA emphasizes training and developing students to be capable advocates in any courtroom. The California Desert Trial Academy (CDTA) is a 21st Century law school that moves students toward a successful legal career on the first day of class. We believe that practical experience in tandem with legal knowledge is the best road to a successful, rewarding, and prosperous legal career. Call us today at (760) 342-0900 or find out more online here.