The Best of Trending in Ed – Adi Hanash on Making Amazing Live Online Learning Happen


For this installment of the Best of Trending in Ed, we return to Mike Palmer’s conversation with Adi Hanash about what makes great live online teaching recorded in the early days of the first wave of Covid-19. While 2+ pandemic years have passed since the first recording, there’s still plenty of insight in one of our most listened-to episodes. We hope you enjoy!

Adi Hanash is a virtuoso online instructor with deep experience in teaching, training teachers, and managing online programs for large organizations like General Assembly and Kaplan. In light of the rapid shift to remote learning (and teaching) driven by the covid-19 pandemic, Adi is running a series of webinars to provide teachers and learning leaders with insights from over 12+ years of experience providing amazing online experiences. We dive into much of this in today’s show.

While lamenting how the traditional conception of “webinars” is limiting, we explore how teaching online unlocks new opportunities to drive accountability and engagement. We also talk about the transformative power of taking a platform-agnostic and decidedly non-technical approach to innovating around synchronous learning.

We close by exploring how the response to the coronavirus is a forcing function and potentially a watershed moment in the understanding of what can be done online. In the process, Adi shares some tips and tricks on how to make the most of the rapid global shift to teaching online.

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