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Author: Ulrich Boser

Ulrich Boser is the founder of The Learning Agency and a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress. He is the author of "Learn Better," which examines the new science of learning and was listed as Amazon's “best science book of the year.”

Posted Sept. 28, 2020, 11:04 a.m. by Ulrich Boser | View Comments
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The debate over the benefits and limitations of online vs in-person learning has raged for decades. Past research has found that online learning can be just as effective a traditional classroom learning. Still, for some students, online classes are the last resort. For others, online learning offers exactly the type of flexible and self-guided learning they prefer. Now, with the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, virtual classes have become the norm for many students for the foreseeable future. Whatever side of the online vs offline learning debate you land on, the reality is that many of the skills and tools ...