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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Catalog Newsletter – Winter 2020
Welcome back to class! I am so excited that students are returning to class for in person instruction. I missed seeing the excited faces of students and instructors. We are offering the best of both worlds.
You as the student have the option of taking classes online or in person. The majority of our classes will be offered in a Flex format in which instructors and a small number of socially-distanced students will be in the classroom together while the instructor synchronously teaches to students that have joined the class online.
It really is the best way to continue learning while still being in control of how you learn. You as the student get to decide if you would prefer to participate online or if you have missed being face to face with other students and your instructors. Students can continue to learn new skills, develop relationships, or develop a new hobby. Many of our students are eager to return to see friends that they have developed relationships with through classes in the past while other students feel safer at this time, to continue with online instruction.
I have spoken with several students who were unfamiliar with distance learning until a few months ago and now think it is the best option of all. There is definitely something to be said for the choice of taking a class and learning while never getting out of your pajamas. Others like me love to be around people. I love the human interaction with being in the same room as others while I learn, but with the Flex model, everyone can make their own decision.
Please let me know if I can be of any assistance or answer any questions that you may have for us. Look through this Community catalog and choose a class that interests you. It may be a class that you have never had the time to focus on in the past and now is the right time to do so. You may have spent the last several months learning new cooking techniques and you may want to sign up for a Cooking Fundamentals class or Artisan Bread class. You may be looking for that new hobby like photography or golf and we have those classes for you, too. I look forward to seeing you in class either in person or online. Stay safe and well!
Program Manager, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)