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→
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Universities must seize the opportunity to improve their online teaching
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→