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As colleges and universities return to in-classroom teaching, what practices that emerged during the pandemic will carry over? MIT’s Shigeru Miyagawa and Meghan Perdue offer some answers.

Writing for Inside Higher Ed, Shigeru Miyagawa, senior associate dean of the MIT Office of Digital Learning, and Meghan Perdue, a digital learning scientist at MITx, explore how the shift to remote learning during the Covid-19 pandemic has transformed education. “Faculty are now more aware of the ‘whole student,’ acknowledging their lives outside the classroom,” they write. “They have a heightened awareness of the need to create teaching practices that keep the students engaged and to use technology tools that enhance their teaching.”