otherwise highly competent

Varain

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Moreover, academic institutions somewhat disregarded the fact that there is a broad teacher population that is well trained and experienced on the one hand, but on the other, it does not belong to the digital native generation.These otherwise highly competent and often inspiring educators found themselves at a disadvantage compared to younger and less experienced teachers, something which challenged their self-concept.

Does "otherwise highly competent and often inspiring educators" mean that if these teachers belonged to the digital native generation, they would be highly competent and inspiring?
 
  • The Newt

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    English - US
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    Does "otherwise highly competent and often inspiring educators" mean that if these teachers belonged to the digital native generation, they would be highly competent and inspiring?
    No. They are highly competent and often inspiring, just not in relation to the digital world.
     
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