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Three years ago, Patrick Suthers was a full-time paramedic looking to supplement his work with a science and health-based education program.
Despite his interest, he was worried about how he would balance work and school life. Then he began to consider a degree being offered by Queen’s University in Kingston, Ont.

“I stumbled across a bachelor of health sciences online and [thought] this is the perfect fit for me,” said Suthers.  Since joining, Suthers has found an online community of other paramedics and military people who are part of his study group. He said he’s found the quality of online learning better than in person.
“Some professors will have Zoom sessions to communicate, but the responsibility dynamic shifts a little bit, where although the school is very supportive, it’s all about the initiative from the student.” 

Source: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Date: March 4th, 2022

Link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/online-learning-post-secondary-science-degrees-1.6364340

Discussion

  1. The article say “Some professors will have Zoom sessions to communicate, but the responsibility dynamic shifts a little bit, where although the school is very supportive, it’s all about the initiative from the student.”  What does this mean?
  2. How might you set up a business around online learning where you can help students navigate “responsibility dynamic shifts”?

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