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Meeting the Challenges of Distance Learning

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Distance learning.

A concept that educational institutions around the world have to implement as they grapple with the enormous challenges of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

In the heart of San Diego, California Western School of Law is better placed than most to meet these online needs, explains Professor James Cooper in a recently released video.

“We at California Western have been doing distance learning since 2003 with our international training programs and through Proyecto ACCESO. So, this is not really new to us,” reveals Cooper.

In the video, Cooper describes how the law school is approaching these challenges in flexible and intuitive ways to ensure students continue their legal education with as little disruption as possible.

“What is important,” explains Cooper, “is that we address these challenges with soulfulness, professionalism, and with concern for our students—together with leading-edge pedagogy that keeps students entertained, educated, and engaged.”

Cooper explains how California Western has developed the mechanisms and teaching tools that enable its faculty to connect with their students across national lines, across time zones, and across learning styles.

“With our incredible faculty and staff, California Western is well-positioned to do this,” says Cooper. “We try to use the technology to its fullest; we work toward engaging our students, being supportive and above all, make it fun. This crisis is an opportunity for us to be even better, to expand our boundaries, and to test our limits.”

Watch the video here.