Given the new mandated shifts to online learning during the outbreak, I find myself worrying about those students who manage to scrape by in a traditional learning environment with study groups and the help of their peers, let alone the help of university tutoring resources.
The people that are involved in tutoring resources are probably way too busy right now to keep that going with anywhere near the efficacy they did in the before time. Other than really constraining discussion forums inherent to our LMS's, collaborative tools are sparse.
Given that so many industries, like carriers, publishers, content providers, are bending over backwards to support education (including higher education), I'm wondering if any of the SE products can help with alleviating the lack of student-student interactions.
In the long run, this might open some new markets to SE, and might prove a boon. In the short run, our students need help to make the second half of this semester a better learning experience, and if SE can make the right tools available, that's a good thing.