We are trying to create new types of courses that you can’t do just online and you can’t do just in a traditional setting. Fostering a sense of community is vital.
– David Rea, Visiting Scholar in Connected Learning
Seeing in Patterns, Thinking in Code
“Seeing in Patterns, Thinking in Code” is the first iteration of the Summer Session Pilot—a collaboration among the Tang Institute, Summer Session, and the Director of Educational Initiatives—that aims to test, assess, and share new combinations of online learning and in-person classroom experiences. This pilot is led by Visiting Scholar in Connected Learning, David Rea. Participating students should be excited to engage in activities that challenge them to develop sophisticated thinking, research, communication, and metacognitive skills.
Shaping the Experience
Since joining PA in March 2015, Rea has focused on soliciting input from members of the PA community and engaged external practitioners of online learning, both to define the parameters of the pilot and to gather best practices for its implementation. The recurring theme in these conversations has been the importance of building close connections and relationships as central to the Andover experience and as a prerequisite for success in distance learning.
Hybrid Andover Projects