Moving online: Roadmap and long-term forecast

John Scott Radcliffe, Debra K. Aaron, Jodi Sterle, Marina A.G. von Keyserlingk, Nancy Irlbeck, Martin Maquivar, Meghan Wulster-Radcliffe, Cassandra Jones

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Implications • Online teaching has been part of animal science departments for more than a decade, but COVID-19 hastened the conversion of many classes to fully virtual experiences. • A virtual classroom will never fully replace the hands-on experiences associated with animal science courses, but the technology enabling online education is advancing. • In the future, an estimated 90% of classes will have an online or virtual component.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)36-45
Number of pages10
JournalAnimal Frontiers
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 1 2020

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Publisher Copyright:
© Radcliffe, Aaron, Sterle, von Keyserlingk, Irlbeck, Maquiver, Wulster-Radcliffe, Jones This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (


  • Animal science
  • Online learning
  • Virtual learning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Animals
  • Animal Science and Zoology


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