Spotlight for the week of March 16

Mar 16, 2020

“Spotlight on Lifelong Learning” with Laura Loth, is a weekly look at some of the exciting public conversations upcoming around Memphis. Laura Loth is a professor at Rhodes College.


Spotlight on Lifelong Learning, as you just heard in our intro, encourages Memphians to take advantage of the stimulating conversations that happen in our community. In the interest of the safety of our community, I’m going to encourage you to explore avenues for lifelong learning online in the coming weeks. As schools and universities shift their courses to the virtual realm, I’ll be highlighting open education resources online that will help you dig deeper in to the crisis or that might take your mind off the coverage of coronavirus for a little while.

First, if you’re looking for more in-depth information about Covid-19, check out the Johns Hopkins School of Health podcast, called “Public Health On Call.” Experts offer science and evidence-based insight on public health news and they update daily. Second, Coursera, an online platform for free classes, is spooling up a course called “Science Matters, Let’s Talk about Covid-19,” taught by faculty from the School of Public Health at Imperial College London. The course is being created in real time as the epidemic unfolds.  Finally If you want to switch gears completely and catch up on the dynamic conversations from the Rhodes College Communities in Conversations Speakers Series about topics in the humanities and current affairs, all you have to do is search for Rhodes College on YouTube. You’ll find videos of public lectures on campus from the past seven years. All of the sources I just mentioned will be listed on our WKNO Spotlight website and Facebook page.