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Month: April 2020

Beginning Again

Beginning Again

After teaching my first emergency distance-learning class, I burst into tears. My upper-level seminar class contained just eight students, so we met on Zoom as I thought it would do us all good to see one another. But the experience was nothing like I had come to know and love in a face-to-face environment. With mics muted, we couldn’t hear ambient noise, or laugh with one another, or quickly follow up with one another’s comments. Some students had tech issues…

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Slow Your Roll

Slow Your Roll

A new day, a new bad take on the subject of education. Over in yesterday’s edition of Harvard Business Review, Vijay Govindarajan and Anup Srivastava suggested that online learning’s moment had come. Right now, the Coronavirus pandemic is forcing global experimentation with remote teaching. There are many indicators that this crisis is going to transform many aspects of life. Education could be one of them if remote teaching proves to be a success. But how will we know if it…

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