Higher Education's Pivot to Online Learning

50 minutes

Justin Reich joins NPR’s On Point with Meghna Chakrabarti to discuss the challenges higher education is facing in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, and some strategies for navigating them. 

They discuss the need to engage the student who are most struggling, respond to pre-recorded testimonials, and provide advice for faculty for enduring these difficult times.

Meghna and Justin are accompanied by Christina Morales, a senior at the University of Florida, who describes her experience transitioning to online course work, and Amardeep Kahlon, dean of distance learning and computer science professor at Austin Community College in Texas, to discuss the administrative perspective of the rapid change.

Special thanks to Meghna, Grace Totter and the whole team at NPR’s OnPoint for producing this episode and letting us share the conversation with you.





Join our next course on edX!

Becoming a More Equitable Educator: Mindsets and Practices


Recorded and produced by the incredible team at NPR’s OnPoint

TeachLab segments produced by Aimee Corrigan

Mixed by Garrett Beazley


Follow Us On:





More episodes from TeachLab with Justin Reich

How you can listen to this podcast

You can listen to episodes right here on the website, or if you prefer, in a podcast app. Listening in an app makes it easier to keep track of what you’ve already heard, listen without using your data plan and many other conveniences.

Recommended apps
Start listening to Leidy Klotz
Start listening to Leidy Klotz