What If Students Are the Biggest Barrier to Innovation? | Jenny Abamu

As Alexandra Pickett worked to bring new technology and teaching styles to New York State University, she faced an unexpected challenge. Pickett, who directs the Center for Online Teaching Excellence, said one of the biggest barriers to innovation has been student resistance.
“Most of my students come in with a lot of trepidation and a lot of anxiety,” says Pickett, speaking about her graduates at SUNY. “They don’t want to fail publicly; they are very concerned about their grades, and some are concerned with privacy.” For Pickett, it is a struggle to implement new digital learning styles…

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