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FSU, TCC reflect on lessons learned during distance learning at town hall

Posted at 6:55 PM, Jul 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-16 18:55:04-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Florida State University joined Tallahassee Community College and area education leaders for a town hall to discuss what worked and didn't work with distance learning this spring.

Hosted by FSU's Masters in Applied American Politics and Policy program, the conversation centered around the steps needed to make remote learning better as schools open in the fall.

Tallahassee Mayor John Dailey says the top concern with distance learning is making sure all students have the appropriate technology.

"A student that is sitting in a car on a laptop downloading instructional videos or the assignment is not getting the same type of learning environment as someone who is at home actually sitting there in front of a computer or a desk," said Dailey. "I mean, we have to take all of this into consideration."

A representative from the Department of Education said counties are working with community partners to address connectivity issues for students.