Well-planned online learning experiences are meaningfully different from courses offered online in response to a crisis or disaster. Colleges and universities working to maintain instruction during the COVID-19 pandemic should understand those differences when evaluating this emergency remote teaching.
Great take-aways with emphasis on importance of avoiding “the temptation to equate ERT with online learning during those evaluations” in terms of preparation, goals, flexibility, and measurements of success. Important for the positive sustaining of effort and motivation of faculty and learners NOT to use the traditional standards of success to recognize the successes they are having and persevere with that progress in mind to sustain effort and joy of learning. Embrace and take pride in different success parameters.