Panel: Remote Online Students

Dr. Michele Forte, SUNY Online Student Supports/Success Project Manager & Associate Professor & Mentor in Community and Human Services, SUNY Empire State College.

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Natalie Asitimbay (She/Her/Hers), Senior and Student Government Association President, Nassau Community College,
Timothy Highway-Snider (They/Them/ Their), Senior and Student Rights Activist, State University of New York at Fredonia.
Elaine VanValkenburg, Junior, Event Management, SUNY Delhi.
Xavier Valentin Rodriguez, Senior Geology major with a minor in Astronomy and Resident Assistant for Residence Life, Buffalo State College.

Tracks: Online Student Support, Online Admin/Leadership, Online Instructional Designer, Online Faculty, Plenary

DAY 4: Thursday, February 25, 2021
9:00 – 10:00AM

While the shift to remote learning in 2020 was abrupt, lessons continue to emerge. Trending industry research cautions us that realistic alignment between learner expectations and the realities of remote online learning is often difficult to achieve, with learners feeling alienated from their home campus, peers, and faculty, and losing clarity on how, or if, they should continue with their 0college goals. Research also suggests that all hope is not lost, and that our new remote online learning paradigm fosters learning new skills, an increased independence, and confidence as self-directed learners. Spring 2020 reports show that overall GPA remained higher than originally anticipated.

This session will feature three students representing SUNY Delhi, SUNY Fredonia, and Nassau Community College who will share their experiences and observations as remote online students navigating their academic and personal goals.

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