Revolution in Remote Learning: A Plan for Radical Improvement A policy recommendation to transform technology to improve student learning.
Abstract: This policy paper reviews research and practices of K-12 schools transitioning to remote learning and offers recommendations to improve student academic achievement. There are many problems facing schools’ move to remote learning, with poor participation and uneven results. Research findings show there is a crisis, with stagnating academic achievement over the past decade and poor implementation of remote learning by many districts before and during the COVID-19 crisis. The policy prescription offers opportunities for rapid improvement in teaching and learning. Four themes emerge to revolutionize instructional practices: collaboration, efficiency, research-based instructional strategies, and high expectations. The drivers for these four themes are systems theory, management, instruction, and accountability. Each driver is explained, and a discussion follows on how to transform practices.