Policy Outsider

Episode 17:
Online Learning to Bridge Cultural Divides

In episode 17, “Online Learning to Bridge Cultural Divides,” Dr. Rhianna Rogers, associate professor at SUNY Empire State College and Ernest Boyer Presidential Fellow at the Institute, calls in via video conferencing software to illustrate how online learning can be structured to improve student engagement. Rogers explains the importance of breaking down barriers to higher education access, such as the cost of textbooks and computer programs. Rogers, who is leading the Spring 2020 Center for Law and Policy Solutions (CLPS) Internship Program, identifies her background—living abroad in multiple countries and a lifelong learner—as an influence on her teaching methods, which are focused on bridging cultural divides through active learning and engagement.


Dr. Rhianna Rogers, associate professor at Empire State College’s Western New York Campus and Ernest Boyer Presidential Fellow at the Institute



Policy Outsider

“Policy Outsider” from the Rockefeller Institute of Government takes you outside the halls of power to understand how decisions of law and policy shape our everyday lives.

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