Online Learning Update

September 23, 2020

Sustaining Emotional Connections with Your Students in an Age of COVID19 (Part 1 of 2)

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:05 am

Howard Aldridge, Tomorrow’s Professor

For the foreseeable future, our connections and communications will be mediated by facial coverings and spatial distance. In classrooms, faculty and students will be wearing face masks. For remote instruction, faculty and students will be watching each other via webcams and smart phones. Under these conditions, what can instructors do to establish and sustain connections with students? Based on what I’ve learned so far from blogposts, research articles, and my own experience, I have some suggestions for adapting to the new realities. My colleagues at UNC-CH were particularly helpful in sharing their teaching experiences during the transition to remote emergency teaching this past spring.

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