NPR: ‘Panic-gogy’: Teaching Online Classes During The Coronavirus Pandemic

Teacher explaining lesson in video call while girl taking notes. Rear view of university student understanding concepts online while making notes. Young woman studying on computer and writing on notebook sitting in college library.

As colleges across the country pivot online on very short notice, there are a host of complications — from laptops and Internet access to mental health and financial needs.

Digital learning experts have some surprising advice: do less.

“Please Do A Bad Job Of Putting Your Courses Online” is the title of one popular blog post by Rebecca Barrett-Fox, an assistant professor of sociology at Arkansas State University. Her point: “your class is not the highest priority of their or your life right now.” She suggests not requiring students to show up online at a particular time and making all exams open-book and open-Internet.

View full article in NPR.

RELATED POSTS

TechPoint: Verizon’s support of veterans and the VA is helping many Hoosiers too 

November 11, 2022
Verizon’s support of HVAF is helping homeless and at-risk veterans, and their families, get back on their feet and reach self-sufficiency in Indiana. Verizon has a similar relationship locally with Indy...

The Affordable Connectivity Program Helps to Level the Playing Field for Low Income Households

October 31, 2022
Whether working from home, learning remotely, or accessing telehealth services, high-speed internet has become a vital service in U.S. homes—but not everyone can afford its cost. This is why the...

Be a community partner in the 4th industrial revolution.

Learn More

US Tech Future is a Verizon-led community-focused initiative working to engage the local community in a discussion about technology and how it can improve the lives of local residents for their benefit and the benefit of the community as a whole.

Our mission is to engage with citizens and community stakeholders in USA to provide information on how technology can work to have a dramatic impact on the way we work and live in our communities.