Tag Archives: Teaching online

Universities must seize the opportunity to improve their online teaching

Universities must seize the opportunity to improve their online teaching

Universities have rightly won praise for moving their teaching online during the coronavirus lockdown. Switching from face-to-face lectures and seminars to classes delivered via Skype or Zoom meant that teaching staff had to acquire new technical skills in a very short period of time, while many spent long hours dealing with student concerns about completing […] … learn more→

Where have all the faculty gone?

Over the past five or six years, as I walked the halls or stepped into the faculty mailroom, copy room, and faculty/staff lounge at the community college where I teach, I have been struck by the noticeable absence of faculty. And I don’t mean part-time faculty, who — despite making up nearly 70 percent of […] … learn more→

Pushing through the perils of teaching online

I knew the student evaluations from my spring online class would be harsh, but that harshness exceeded anything I had imagined. The class was disorganized, students said again and again. The professor was distant and uninvolved, others growled. Several students dismissed my attempt to promote peer learning, complained about a lack of feedback, moaned about […] … learn more→