The Efficacy of Online Learning with John Watson | Joel Backon

January 27, 2022

Online learning reemerged from its niche roles during COVID by necessity. John Watson, principal of Evergreen Research and the Digital Learning Collaborative, shares his deep wisdom regarding the applications of online learning in K-12 education. While he does not believe that online will become the primary delivery mechanism for K-12 students, he does forecast that online delivery will become more prevalent in schools as a means of solving specific problems (curriculum, student health, schedule constraints, etc.). He also shares that online delivery should always be an option for students who thrive in such an environment.

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Joel Backon

Joel Backon has been the Editor of Intrepid Ed News since its inception in January 2021, responsible for all educator content on the website. He joined the OESIS Network, owner of Intrepid, in 2019 as Vice President. Joel spent much of his career at Choate Rosemary Hall (CT) where for 27 years he held founding roles in Information and Academic Technology, as well as being a classroom teacher, curriculum designer, coach, dorm head, and student adviser. Prior to Choate, Joel spent 15 years in the printing and publishing industry educating printers on how to maximize their strengths and minimize weaknesses. He has crusaded to achieve consensus on the question of why we educate kids in an effort to meet the learning needs of every student.