Today, online or remote learning is the new normal for most students. As students are learning to pivot quickly in order to meet the current demands, some are better prepared than others. It is believed that the online platform is not “user friendly” to students who learn differently (LD). Yet for the past seven years, Landmark College has been successfully offering online courses to high school students with executive function (EF) challenges as part of our online dual enrollment program.
Using this experience with online and LD as the springboard, we are uniquely able to offer EF scaffolded online courses coupled with our high touch model of student supports for our Associate and Baccalaureate courses, now being offered online, and our 2020 Summer programs.
Online and the Landmark College Advantage:
Any learning that occurs over the internet is broadly described as online learning, but there are many models and approaches. LC’s comparative advantage in the online arena is due to:
- Our team-based and highly networked approach to addressing individual and unique needs of each student. Teams from admissions, academic affairs, student affairs, our research institute, online department, and IT are continually working together to ensure a continuum of services and supports across all elements of a student’s online learning experience.
- Adaptation of our resource rich learning environment to online through a holistic lens focused on all elements of a student’s college experience. Online academics is equally balanced with social/emotional learning, online adaptations for internships, independent study, student supports, social pragmatics, and transitions.
- Faculty and staff preparedness for online delivery guided by the Landmark College Seal of Quality for Online Learning, which includes best practices curated from established and evidence based practices in the field and infused with Landmark College pedagogies for students with LD.
How are Landmark College Online Courses Designed?
Landmark College online courses are engineered to support students with executive function challenges, such as, difficulty with time management, prioritizing, organizing, getting started, staying focused on the task at hand, and so on. Our courses uniquely support the profiles of students with LD.