INA – Rend Lake College recently announced it will be returning to face-to-face classroom options this summer and fall, as COVID-19 vaccines continue to roll out and out area’s outlook improves.
While some classes have had face-to-face learning experiences for their labs up to this point, this shift will now allow for face-to-face lecture as appropriate.
RLC President Terry Wilkerson says this is an important step forward as we see some light at the end of the tunnel. Wilkerson says our students have been good about helping us keep our Covid numbers down, and it is time to begin offering face-to-face class sections for those who prefer them over online or hybrid options. While we should not let our guard down entirely, returning to face-to-face learning when possible is the right move at this point.
The past year has been a challenge for students and employees, with the shift a year ago to online learning and remote work. Through the efforts of all involved, the college and its students have been able to keep the learning process moving forward. The silver lining is that the past year has prompted the development of several new online classes and services, including advisement and admission functions, which will remain a benefit to our students for years to come.